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Posts by DallasMike

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  • Rick Perry, the Democratic years: the politician before he became a conservative Republican

    07/30/2011 8:44:17 PM PDT · 69 of 85
    DallasMike to DallasMike

    Ack. Meant to say that Bentsen was the first major member of the Clinton administration to leave.

    Though I don’t recall any comments from Bentsen at the time, most people here believed that he wised up and didn’t want to be associated with a skank like Clinton.

  • Rick Perry, the Democratic years: the politician before he became a conservative Republican

    07/30/2011 8:30:50 PM PDT · 66 of 85
    DallasMike to freespirited

    No mystery here. Until the 1980s, Republicans were rare in Texas. We had conservative Democrats versus less conservative Democrats.

    I know several older people who are solid conservatives but won’t vote for a Republican because they still remember the stories their grandmother told them about what happened during Reconstruction.

    For what it’s worth, the last Democrat I voted for was Senator Lloyd Bentsen, an honorable man who had the good sense to be the first major member of the Clinton administration

  • Drought-hit Texas town uses "witching" to find water

    07/02/2011 1:00:11 AM PDT · 57 of 58
    DallasMike to Rannug

    “Humans are a gullible bunch.”

    If you’re ever in the Dallas area, drop by and I’ll shown you how it’s done. I learned dowsing (I don’t like the connotation of “witching”) 25 years ago as a young engineer.

    I’ve never used it to did a well but for years I used rods weekly to find buried water and other utility lines. Even though I changed careers to the software field years ago, I still keep several pair in my trunk, including some thin wires that i used to use to find rebar so that I could tell drilling crews where to install groundwater monitoring wells and not have the drillslowed down by rebar.

    Now I mainly use them when planting a shrub or tree and want to avoid hitting anything underground, including old tree roots.

    The best I can tell, the rods somehow detect changes in density or electrical conductivity. I have no idea why some people can do it while others can’t. Also, some people mark the pipe or utility ith their heels and others with their toes. I’m a heel man myself.

    I walk with the rods to find the rough location then usually get close to the ground to find the exact location. When I do that, the rods swing over the location of the object.

    Don’t knock it till you’ve seen it. The odds are about 50-50 that you can do it yourself.

  • Drought-hit Texas town uses "witching" to find water

    07/02/2011 1:00:08 AM PDT · 56 of 58
    DallasMike to Rannug

    “Humans are a gullible bunch.”

    If you’re ever in the Dallas area, drop by and I’ll shown you how it’s done. I learned dowsing (I don’t like the connotation of “witching”) 25 years ago as a young engineer.

    I’ve never used it to did a well but for years I used rods weekly to find buried water and other utility lines. Even though I changed careers to the software field years ago, I still keep several pair in my trunk, including some thin wires that i used to use to find rebar so that I could tell drilling crews where to install groundwater monitoring wells and not have the drillslowed down by rebar.

    Now I mainly use them when planting a shrub or tree and want to avoid hitting anything underground, including old tree roots.

    The best I can tell, the rods somehow detect changes in density or electrical conductivity. I have no idea why some people can do it while others can’t. Also, some people mark the pipe or utility ith their heels and others with their toes. I’m a heel man myself.

    I walk with the rods to find the rough location then usually get close to the ground to find the exact location. When I do that, the rods swing over the location of the object.

    Don’t knock it till you’ve seen it. The odds are about 50-50 that you can do it yourself.

  • Hawaii senator questions Obama's true birth father

    04/24/2011 8:30:47 PM PDT · 166 of 277
    DallasMike to Lees Swrd

    Also, check out a family partnership. My mother, brother, and I have one. They’re all the rage these days for protecting wealth, but they have other purposes as well. Make sure you have a very good lawyer who specializes in estate protection.

  • Hawaii senator questions Obama's true birth father

    04/24/2011 8:22:31 PM PDT · 165 of 277
    DallasMike to ladyjane
    Believe it or not I read the other day that a will is not an iron clad document that determines who gets your money. Apparently the person who dies lists their preferences but the probate judge makes the decision as to who actually gets the money.
    Yep, and it's not uncommon. Say old man Smith leaves his fortune to his three sons, Alan, Brad, and Charles. Charles dies broke, intestate, and leaves no natural heirs. Old man Smith never changes his will. The probate judge decides how Charles' share gets divided.
  • Hawaii senator questions Obama's true birth father

    04/24/2011 8:11:10 PM PDT · 160 of 277
    DallasMike to Texas Fossil

    “You reference the Wong Kim Ark case but in that case the defendant was clearly born of 2 U.S. citizens. Obozo is not if BHO, Sr. was his father.”

    Very wrong. Wong’s parents were not US citizens; otherwise, there would have been no need for the case to be brought.

    I think that BO was born in Hawaii but there is something on the birth certificate that is embarrassing and would show that he’s lied in a big way.

    We already know he was raised as a Muslim so it would have to be something else. My best guess is that Barack Hussein Obama is not his real father.

  • Silver 1.20 higher than Friday close

    04/24/2011 7:23:46 PM PDT · 25 of 74
    DallasMike to JimWayne

    Silver is in backwardation right now (a pretty rare state for commodities) and AGQ is based on options for physical silver futures. It’s recent stellar performance has been slightly over double the performance of physical silver.

    If you feel strongly enough to invest in silver, consider AGQ. Doubling your profits is not a bad thing.

    If you plan to take physical possession of the silver, then by it outright and don’t mess around with ETFs or other instruments.

  • Silver 1.20 higher than Friday close

    04/24/2011 7:13:28 PM PDT · 21 of 74
    DallasMike to JimWayne
    AGQ and AGQ option positions have made the last 6 months very happy and profitable. I started trading when it was in the 50s and though it had a pretty good chance of making it to 100. I was right on the direction but very, very wrong on the target price.
  • 175th Anniversary of Texas' victory for independence

    04/21/2011 4:18:24 PM PDT · 19 of 23
    DallasMike to Former MSM Viewer
    Thanks!

    I had two relatives die at the Alamo and two participate (I use the word loosely) in the Battle of San Jacinto.

    The Come and Take It cannon was buried in the Gonzales peach orchard of my ancestor, George Washington Davis. Since he and his son were horse breeders, they forged shot for the Battle for Gonzales. Cannon balls were too expensive and did too little damage. The Texians used chains, bits of metal, and shot ranging from the size of a pea to the zise of a marble. It did nasty damage.

  • Communion in the Hand - Documents and History [book Review]

    04/13/2011 7:27:43 PM PDT · 5 of 10
    DallasMike to verdugo

    No, I’m not Catholic.

    Now you answer my question: did Jesus put the Last Supper bread on the tongues of the disciples in accordance with the Papal decree you referenced?

    Who takes precedence: Jesus or the Pope? As for me, I will follow Jesus, not man-made rules.

  • Communion in the Hand - Documents and History [book Review]

    04/13/2011 6:55:15 PM PDT · 3 of 10
    DallasMike to verdugo

    Did Jesus serve the Last Supper by placing it on the tongues of the disciples? Nope, he broke the bread and passed it around.

    Are you suggesting that Jesus did it wrong? I guess he didn’t read the papal decrees.

  • The Day of the Lord!

    04/02/2011 10:11:23 PM PDT · 50 of 53
    DallasMike to Boogieman

    I agree that that many will be deluded and, at first, will think him to be Jesus.

    “23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.”

    -Matthew 24:23-25

  • The Day of the Lord!

    04/02/2011 10:11:23 PM PDT · 49 of 53
    DallasMike to Boogieman

    I agree that that many will be deluded and, at first, will think him to be Jesus.

    “23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.”

    -Matthew 24:23-25

  • The Day of the Lord!

    04/02/2011 4:16:13 PM PDT · 44 of 53
    DallasMike to kindred

    Sorry for the double posts. My iPad seems prone to that on FR.

  • The Day of the Lord!

    04/02/2011 4:14:15 PM PDT · 42 of 53
    DallasMike to RaceBannon

    The trbulation is not God’s day of wrath though God will prounce judgments during that time just as he has many other times, including those recorded in the Bible.

    The day of wrath is when Jesus returns to kill the Antichrist and God’s enemies. Those of us who survive the tribulation will be raptured and join Jesus in that battle.

  • The Day of the Lord!

    04/02/2011 4:14:15 PM PDT · 43 of 53
    DallasMike to RaceBannon

    The trbulation is not God’s day of wrath though God will prounce judgments during that time just as he has many other times, including those recorded in the Bible.

    The day of wrath is when Jesus returns to kill the Antichrist and God’s enemies. Those of us who survive the tribulation will be raptured and join Jesus in that battle.

  • The Day of the Lord!

    04/02/2011 4:01:22 PM PDT · 40 of 53
    DallasMike to Boogieman

    Thanks for your work, Boogieman.

    I once believed in the pre-trib rapture because that’s what I grew up with as an evangelical. It didn’t take many years of study before I came to the same conclusions you have. Not only is your position based on sound study of the Bible, but it is also based in logic.

    Being a Christian in America is not like being a Christian in China or Iran, where openly professing your faith opens up you and your family to torture, imprisonment, or a terrible death. Why would God spare us those fates during the tribulation when so many suffer the same now and have through persecutions over the last 2,000 years?

    I’ve also learned to study prophecy and, indeed, the whole Bible in the light of a Jerusalem-centric viewpoint. Everything falls into place so easily when we don’t force a modern Western viewpoint on God’s word.

    I have no quarrel with those who are pre- trib or mid-trib — it’s not a necessary article of faith. I could also be wrong. But I believe that most Christians, including myself, will adjust their eschatology accordingly when the antichrist makes his appearance. Things that may not be clear now will become clear as the end draws near.

  • The Day of the Lord!

    04/02/2011 4:01:22 PM PDT · 41 of 53
    DallasMike to Boogieman

    Thanks for your work, Boogieman.

    I once believed in the pre-trib rapture because that’s what I grew up with as an evangelical. It didn’t take many years of study before I came to the same conclusions you have. Not only is your position based on sound study of the Bible, but it is also based in logic.

    Being a Christian in America is not like being a Christian in China or Iran, where openly professing your faith opens up you and your family to torture, imprisonment, or a terrible death. Why would God spare us those fates during the tribulation when so many suffer the same now and have through persecutions over the last 2,000 years?

    I’ve also learned to study prophecy and, indeed, the whole Bible in the light of a Jerusalem-centric viewpoint. Everything falls into place so easily when we don’t force a modern Western viewpoint on God’s word.

    I have no quarrel with those who are pre- trib or mid-trib — it’s not a necessary article of faith. I could also be wrong. But I believe that most Christians, including myself, will adjust their eschatology accordingly when the antichrist makes his appearance. Things that may not be clear now will become clear as the end draws near.

  • Why libs are lovin' the birthers: Is The Donald a secret agent for the Dems? (Clarence spins it)

    03/29/2011 8:03:58 PM PDT · 42 of 105
    DallasMike to Defend Liberty
    If this is true, then by their line of reasoning, the socialists should be more than happy to maximize their advantage by discussing the issue 24/7.

    Um, they are. How many times in the past few weeks have you seen stories about Trump and birthers? Quite a lot.

    Here's a tip: Trump is no conservative and he's bringing up this birther stuff to make conservatives look bad and to divert attention from Obama's failures and the proven ideas of conservatism. Obama has too many other weaknesses we need to concentrate on.