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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.

  • Rick Warren hosts 'cult' celebrity docs Features promoters of Eastern mysticism, universalism

    01/16/2011 8:13:03 PM PST · 55 of 59
    DallasMike to Colonel_Flagg
  • Rick Warren hosts 'cult' celebrity docs Features promoters of Eastern mysticism, universalism

    01/16/2011 8:11:01 PM PST · 54 of 59
    DallasMike to Colonel_Flagg
    Very interesting.
  • Rick Warren hosts 'cult' celebrity docs Features promoters of Eastern mysticism, universalism

    01/16/2011 7:57:02 PM PST · 53 of 59
    DallasMike to sanjoaquinvalley
    I have a bad feeling that when this fellow gets “important” enough he may openly change religions....
    I have a bad feeling that you have an overactive imagination.
  • Rick Warren hosts 'cult' celebrity docs Features promoters of Eastern mysticism, universalism

    01/16/2011 7:51:59 PM PST · 52 of 59
    DallasMike to Kimmers
    I am amazed at the number of “Christians” that think he is wonderful......

    I'm amazed at the number of Christians who despise him for no justifiable reason.

    I work for a Mormon and have several Hindus who work for me. My peers range from evangelical Christians and observant Jews to atheists. A former colleague wore only green, dyed his hair green, and claimed to be a Druid. Despite the differing theologies, we all manage to work together and produce an award-winning product.

    It's baffling to me how WND can claim with a straight fact that, because the three doctors Warren chose aren't Christian, he must be bringing non-Christian ideas into the church. If I need a good doctor, accountant, or lawyer, I don't care what their religious beliefs are as long as they are honest and decent people.

    Has it ever crossed anyone's mind here that perhaps the three doctors might come to know Jesus Christ after working with Warren? God loves those three men and I would rather see them saved than force Warren to impose some sort of religious test on his doctors.

  • Mary of Nazareth As The Bible Defines Her

    12/21/2010 9:43:52 PM PST · 53 of 74
    DallasMike to Mr Rogers; paladinan; narses; NYer; D-fendr; papertyger
    We may differ on the perpetual virginity of Mary, and each of us will give account to God for what we have believed and done, but I think God will be more concerned with hatred in our hearts than with scoring 100% on a doctrinal test.

    Amen! I attended Catechism Classes almost every week for a year with a nephew. I'm his adopted Godfather and the church allowed me and my formerly Catholic wife to stand for him at his confirmation at the beautiful Cathedral of Guadalupe here in Dallas.

    During the process, my wife and I became very close friends with a Carmelite nun who was born and raised in Mexico. She's a wonderful woman of great faith.

    Many of the families in the class were Hispanic and were fairly new to the United States. One problem that horrifies us and the sister is the difference in Catholicism between the United States and Latin America. Actually, it's really Catholicism in name only.

    It's one thing to have a family discussion on FR about Mary's perpetual virginity. It's worth discussing but no one is going to hell for believing or not believing it. However, it's quite another thing to see that many people raised in Latin American churches are de facto polytheists who are a mix of about one-third Christianity and two-thirds indigenous religions.

    In the border states, it has become a problem for mainstream Catholic churches to assimilate those from Latin America. As our nun friend has said, her biggest problem is converting the pupils and their parents to Christianity. In Catechism classes, she's more of a missionary than a teacher.

    All of us born in the United States -- Protestants and Catholics alike -- are blessed to be here. Because of how God has blessed us, we are held more accountable than those with less understanding and are obliged to the salt and light to the world.

  • Mary of Nazareth As The Bible Defines Her

    12/20/2010 9:26:17 PM PST · 23 of 74
    DallasMike to papertyger
    How can you expect to be taken seriously by any rationally thinking adult when you put forth a proposition like this?

    The Bible puts forth the proposition, not Mr Rogers. You can choose to believe the Bible or believe something else.

    I suggest that you place your faith in the God of the Bible, not the God of tradition, no matter who that tradition comes from.

  • Mary of Nazareth As The Bible Defines Her

    12/20/2010 9:15:17 PM PST · 22 of 74
    DallasMike to papertyger
    God gave the Bible to the church. To say otherwise is like saying you gave birth to yourself. The books of the Bible were generally agreed on by most Christians by the end of the first century.

    As for your "show me" statement, you need look no further than 1 Corinthians 4:6. It warns believers not to search any further than the scriptures for their beliefs (emphasis mine).

    Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one against the other.

    There is nothing wrong with tradition. However, any church tradition -- from Baptists to Catholics to Pentecostals -- that go beyond what is written in the scriptures is a danger.

    Jesus condemned certain Pharisee leaders for creating oral traditions that went beyond the scriptures:

    Matt 15:1-3 "Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, "Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread." He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?"

    Jesus chastised the Pharisees leaders for substituting their oral tradition for scripture. Remember also that when a group of Jews laid claim to their salvation because of their Jewish heritage, Jesus said that he could raise sons of Moses from the stones of the ground. He can do the same with any group of Christians, no matter how old they claim their church to be.

  • Mary of Nazareth As The Bible Defines Her

    12/20/2010 8:22:22 PM PST · 20 of 74
    DallasMike to Mr Rogers
    Thanks for your excellent study. It's worth noting that the Bible refers to Jesus's half-siblings several times and that the historian Josephus also refers to James, the bishop of the church in Jerusalem, as the brother of Jesus. Other early church documents also refer to James as the half-brother of Jesus.

    Though Mary is certainly the most blessed woman who ever lived, it's clear from church and secular history that the doctrines that began to bubble up around Mary several hundred years after her death were unknown to the early church.

    Jesus' Family Tree

    The Relatives of Jesus

    James the Brother of Jesus

  • Unlikely hero may quell new battle of the Alamo

    12/20/2010 7:48:19 PM PST · 15 of 15
    DallasMike to skeeter
    Leaky roof my ass.
    I'm pretty sure they meant to say that it has a leaky basement.
  • Mystical goliath tiger fish caught on camera

    10/24/2010 6:24:00 PM PDT · 64 of 68
    DallasMike to TxDas

    “My family settled in the Robert Lee area in the 1790’s.”

    Dang. Hats off to you. My family settled in Gonzales in the 1820s. I’m a newbie compared to you.

  • GOP has tough road to win House

    09/21/2010 10:41:07 AM PDT · 65 of 71
    DallasMike to paudio

    I’ve been in small meetings with FORMER Representative Martin Frost. He and Eddie Bernice Johnson are the biggest turd politicians I’ve had dealings with.

    While I’m not about to let up on the road to victory, if Martin Frost thinks the Democrats have a good chance of winning, they’re about to take a whopping.

  • Was The Protestant Reformation Good For Catholics?

    09/21/2010 10:13:16 AM PDT · 31 of 63
    DallasMike to Boogieman

    “Protestants have things to thank Catholics for as well of course, such as preserving the Scriptures, and helping to stop Islam from overrunning the entire known world. Maybe if we focused more on the good things the other side has done, we’d be a bit more loving towards one another :)”

    Amen.

    It’s good to have family discussions, but Christians of all traditions need to remember that the real enemy is out there, and his mission is to rob, steal, kill, and destroy.

    We’re in a spiritual war first and foremost and Jesus Christ is our Victory.

  • Super Capacitor Could Power Phone, Laptop for Days

    09/01/2010 2:11:44 PM PDT · 19 of 64
    DallasMike to GraceG
    They should have used Joules.....

    Didn't you read the article? Diamonds are precious joules.

  • BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    07/26/2010 9:03:07 PM PDT · 48 of 52
    DallasMike to arthurus
    That’s what that “dispersant” is supposed to do- make the oil clump up and float a little below the surface for a more aesthetic oil disaster.

    No, a dispersant's job is to break the oil into tiny micro-droplets that float to the surface.

    It's really a surfactant, but surfactants cause dispersion because the ends of the surfactant molecules sticking out of the oil droplet repel the surfactant molecules in other oil droplets.

    I caught triple-heck one evening here when I said that Corexit was nothing more than a glorified detergent. Folks told me that it was a dangerous poison and that Corexit was going to evaporate, fall out as rain, and contaminate the countryside.

    I didn't have the heart to tell them about my education and job experience. I can't even begin to remember how many times I've designed and implemented bio-remediation projects for soil and groundwater contaminated with petroleum products. There are three things you need: Plenty of aeration, a bit of nutrients, and a good surfactant. Most engineers use Dawn detergent, which is simply a good, non-toxic surfactant.

  • Texas GOP group aims to get Hispanics elected

    07/22/2010 11:58:12 AM PDT · 36 of 67
    DallasMike to dragnet2
    I'm very happy about this. Most Hispanics are natural conservatives.

    Though I despise dividing people by race, the fact is that we need to broaden our base, and if we have to reach out to a closely-knit group of people, then that's what we should do.

    Broadening our base does not mean diluting conservatism; it means reaching out to those who agree with us on the issues but aren't yet on board with us politically.

    We need to educate our natural allies and help them understand that conservatism works and socialism is a failure.

    George P. Bush is perfect for this. He is an extremely talented speaker and a born leader.

  • Weather service warns of excessive heat this weekend

    07/22/2010 8:52:17 AM PDT · 19 of 28
    DallasMike to erkyl
    We get no such ‘warnings’ in Texas.

    I've been surprised a lot this summer when the little Weather Channel icon on on my toolbar starts blinking like crazy. If I click on it, I find that it's alerting me about a heat advisory for north Texas.

    I have very fond memories of Pittsburgh and people there. It's a great city and usually quite comfortable in the summer.

  • Microsoft's Windows 8 Goals Revealed (Leaked)

    06/28/2010 11:26:30 PM PDT · 89 of 127
    DallasMike to dayglored
    I agree that there's no silver bullet.

    I use a number of operating systems at work and use Win 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 at home. I love them both, but for different things.

    I do computer security for a living. So what is the most secure OS in the world? I'd say HP-UX. Of course you can't do any fun stuff with it.

    Win 7, Mac OS X, and your favorite flavor of Linux are all good systems. Security is more dependent on the user than the OS. Anyone who runs as root (or Administrator in Windows) is asking for problems.

  • Report: U.S., Israeli warships cross Suez Canal toward Red Sea

    06/20/2010 7:00:29 PM PDT · 85 of 101
    DallasMike to Robe
    Would someone PLEASE inform the press that neither one of these vessals are a "BATTLESHIP"??????

    Things may have changed since the article was originally published, but Haaretz appears to have used a stock photo and identified it with the phrase "A U.S. warship."

    A warship can cover a wide variety of ships. Whatever kinds of ships crossed through the canal, you can bet that they caused Hamas to collectively soil their robes.

  • What Is Wrong With the Economist? (Pro-Statism, anti-Tea Party and Palin, for starters)

    06/16/2010 6:57:22 PM PDT · 13 of 20
    DallasMike to 2ndDivisionVet
    I subscribed to The Economist for about 20 years. When I started taking it during college 30 years ago, it was easily the best weekly news magazine in the world. I credit it partially for my move toward fiscal conservatism.

    Now it’s just another rag.

  • Sharron Angle Was Once a Registered Democrat

    06/16/2010 6:48:54 PM PDT · 148 of 219
    DallasMike to nickcarraway

    I was once a registered Democrat, too. I campaigned for Jimmy Carter, proudly pulled the lever for him as my first presidential vote, and delivered precinct ballots to the Waco courthouse after voting ended.

    I got better.

  • BP Official Admits to Damage BENEATH THE SEA FLOOR

    06/15/2010 1:01:59 AM PDT · 217 of 248
    DallasMike to mojitojoe
    I see you know how to cut and paste. How nice.

    Toxicity is highly dependent on concentration. Are these things good at high concentrations? Of course not. Are we better off emulsifying the oil so we can get encourage bio-remediation? Of course.

    I've got degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering and worked in the environmental business for 16 years, including owning my own consulting firm. You would recognize the names of many of the clients I had.

    If you're going to stick your head in the sand and spam nonsense, you might as well be a liberal.

  • BP Official Admits to Damage BENEATH THE SEA FLOOR

    06/14/2010 10:35:53 PM PDT · 212 of 248
    DallasMike to chris37

    Um no, corexit 9500 is not essentially a glorified detergent.

    I stopped reading right there.

    LOL!

    Perhaps you should have continued to read. The primary active ingredient in Corexit 9500 is dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate, or DOSS. It's an anionic surfactant, which is a detergent. A number of consumer and industrial products use it as an emulsifier or cleaner. I've encountered it many times during my career.

  • BP Official Admits to Damage BENEATH THE SEA FLOOR

    06/14/2010 4:44:22 PM PDT · 206 of 248
    DallasMike to chris37
    Yes, I agree that this scenario is possible. Just a what if scenario here, but if a hurricane comes along and spreads this crude and toxic dispersant all over everything, or if that dispersant does become gaseous and is rained out over land....

    The dispersant is essentially glorified detergent and biodegrades over a matter of weeks. No more chance of it becoming gaseous than the box of detergent in your laundry room.

    As for a hurricane, they have little effect deeper than a few hundred feet. It would probably help biodegrade the oil nearer the surface by oxygenating the water.

  • Iranian Marines Set To Escort Flotilla 'To Teach Israel Lessons'

    06/13/2010 5:18:27 PM PDT · 173 of 214
    DallasMike to Lobsterback
    Ditto. All these people here on FR laughing it up, imagining Israel teaching Iran a thing or two. But when the smoke clears, what will happen?

    Agreed. And there are just as many on the left who want Iran to teach Israel a thing or two.

    The Korean peninsula is in dire straits. China, Russia, and Turkey are anxious to flex their muscles. Syrian, Hamas, and Hezbollah are emboldened. Obama is weak, distracted, and a ditherer. He's certainly no friend of Israel. Even if he feels publicly pressured to do the right thing, one false move on the part of Israel's enemies could unleash a war that would be over in a matter of hours.

    Ahmadinejad is anxious to hasten the coming of the Mahdi and to unite Iran around a common cause. "Blame the Jews" is a time-honored technique.If Iran doesn't already have a nuclear bomb, of its own design or from the Norks, it can whip up a dirty bomb. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if Syria or Hezbollah already has some dirty bombs on their Iranian-supplied missiles.

    This scenario does not have a pleasant ending.
  • SC: Greene's Primary Opponent Calls for Investigation of Election Results

    06/13/2010 3:12:36 PM PDT · 50 of 54
    DallasMike to Think free or die
    I wonder what position Greene had on the ballot.

    Greene was first on the ballot. Being first has long been known to provide a big edge. It probably doesn't hurt that Alvin Greene's name is very similar to that of soul-singer-turned-pastor Al Green.

    Name recognition + first on ballot = big win

  • Clyburn: 'Elephant dung all over the place'

    06/13/2010 3:00:25 PM PDT · 76 of 77
    DallasMike to Burlem
    Or maybe, they thought it was the Other Al Greene, you know the singer,lol

    My thought, too. Between being the first name on the ballot (always the best spot), people older than 45 probably have good memories of Rev. Al Green.

    Green is still going. Check out this 2007 version of People Get Ready.

  • Saudi Arabia Gives Israel Clear Skies To Attack Iranian Nuclear Sites

    06/11/2010 9:06:53 PM PDT · 122 of 239
    DallasMike to Quix

    Or, for those of us who can’t reconcile the idea of a pre-tribulation rapture with scripture, this war could be the trigger for the rise of the Antichrist, who will make a peace treaty between the Islamic world and Israel.

    Isaiah 30:27-33 gives us a clue — the Antichrist is from the former kingdom of Assyria, which includes much of modern-day Turkey.

    Turkey’s been in the news a lot lately. Remember that it was the head of the Ottoman Empire, which controlled the region for centuries and was the head of the Islamic world. The Ottoman Empire fell apart, but many want to revive it.

    What better way to unite the Islamic world than a stunning attack on Iran and possibly a following regional war?

    The earliest known commentary on Revelation, from about 250 AD, identifies “the Assyrian” (Asshur) in the Isaiah passage as the Antichrist.

    The countries described in the “Gog-Magog war” are the same ones described in Revelation, and both end with the Messiah coming to pour out his wrath. The wrath is not the tribulation, but is the second coming of Christ.

    I believe that the Gog-Magog war and the war in Revelation are not two different wars, but rather the same war.

    The Orthodox Jewish blogs are expecting the Gog-Magog war soon. Our Jewish friends believe that that the Messiah will intervene, punish the Assyrian and his people, and restore the world.

    By the way, this is nothing to divide on. I came to this conclusion after 20 years of heavy study and have found that many others now believe the same. If I’m raptured before the tribulation, I’m not going to argue theology with Jesus on the way up.

  • Fox News 'Forbes on Fox' Panel: Detonate Nukes in Gulf to Stop Oil Spill

    06/05/2010 11:23:25 PM PDT · 23 of 35
    DallasMike to tophat9000

    I agree. Nuking the well would be the biggest frac job in history. It could literally open up thousands of leaks in the ocean floor.

    No way we should even consider the option.

  • S.Korean army general accused of spying for North

    06/03/2010 7:42:34 PM PDT · 6 of 33
    DallasMike to xzins

    You beat me by 4 seconds!

  • S.Korean army general accused of spying for North

    06/03/2010 7:41:33 PM PDT · 4 of 33
    DallasMike to TigerLikesRooster

    He’s Korean and his name is Kim. That narrows it down to only 47 million people.