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Posts by mdmathis6

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  • Faith Alone v. Forgiving Trespasses: How the Lord's Prayer Contradicts the Reformation

    02/26/2015 12:03:33 PM PST · 240 of 291
    mdmathis6 to NYer

    The Reformation never claimed to contradict the Lord’s Prayer, nor do I find evidence of the contrary. The comparisons are non sequitor.

  • Obama to Order Groups to Refer Girls Reporting Sexual Assault to Facilities That Provide Abortions

    02/26/2015 11:56:04 AM PST · 7 of 12
    mdmathis6 to baltimorepoet

    The difference with the mafia is that at least when you pay, they leave you alone; they don’t much care how you live the rest of your life or what your private beliefs are. They may at times actually “protect” you from real outside threats...if only to keep the gravy train extortions going!

  • Black pol’s gentrification claim: ‘White people don’t eat the way we do’ (soul-food desert)

    02/26/2015 8:06:24 AM PST · 73 of 80
    mdmathis6 to ladyjane

    Well you see the truth is a mushy middle....spinach in the presence of other foods seems to inhibit what the oxalic acid does and allows the absorption of more of spinach’s iron. I always heard spinach alone is not so good, but spinach with other foods allows its full benefits to be released to the body. Other types of “soul food greens”...not so much!

  • Many Americans Still Struggling In Dismal Obama Economy

    02/26/2015 7:59:17 AM PST · 35 of 38
    mdmathis6 to Diana in Wisconsin

    I have a daughter looking for work...I’ll give her a bus ticket just to come talk to you!

  • Apple Must Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement, Judge Says

    02/26/2015 6:44:51 AM PST · 54 of 68
    mdmathis6 to Swordmaker

    //Sometimes technology just becomes ripe. . . when all things start coming together in science.//

    Perhaps...but I find it hard sometimes that some ideas or inventions come together just out of happenstance or coincidence! Humans can be inventive but I think some inspirations, motivations, or dreams of fancy come from sources just outside our ability to measure, observe or quantify. Why was the 18th thru the 21st century so different in terms of scientific advancement? Our earlier forbears had access to Greek and and other sources of knowledge. There are smart humans all thru history who could have made advances that could have taken their agrarian societies from dirt farming to the moon in less than 100 years....why just in the last 200 years and not back then?

    I’ll tell you what I think.....”In the latter days I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh....”. Even if not all folks accept Christ as Saviour, the working genius of the Holy Spirit is working in the background to convict men of sin and to encourage those who are God’s children. Christians are salt but it is the Holy Spirit that carries our savor and influences even the learned men to create inventions that heal bodies and to fly to the moon and stars! It created the Judeo-Christian consensus that freed men’s minds to experiment with more freedom based constitutional systems. Ironically, while the belief in Jesus Christ is castigated as superstition, it was the widely held belief in Christ that created a new macro-cognitive awareness, a new societal paradigm that helped free men from superstition and fear of the grave that allowed the sciences to flourish! Helping the weak and sick, help the poor and needy, educating the uneducated, prison reforms; all of the exhortations of Jesus Christ, that to see him is to find him in the needs and frailties of others, have been written into the frame of western civilization. This warp and weft of traditions is what Satan and his deluded followers are now trying to unweave.

  • So what is there to do in Tennesee?

    02/26/2015 5:22:43 AM PST · 56 of 63
    mdmathis6 to Steven Scharf

    So no”body’s” just trying to get in there, hunh?

  • Mathews: Netanyahu Started "Crapstorm" Should Apologize

    02/26/2015 5:19:16 AM PST · 7 of 29
    mdmathis6 to Biggirl

    Netanyahu was invited....by congress. So who started it all?

  • Giuliani Dives into Sewer with McCarthyist Tactics

    02/26/2015 4:26:28 AM PST · 84 of 84
    mdmathis6 to matt1234; All

    That should be a corollary to the Nazi rule....”If during a political argument somebody mentions hitler or Nazis...the argument is over. A similar corollary to be drawn, is that any political argument that veers into the mention of McCarthy or if accusations of McCarthyism are raised, then that argument is over!

  • Many Americans Still Struggling In Dismal Obama Economy

    02/26/2015 4:13:52 AM PST · 18 of 38
    mdmathis6 to Diana in Wisconsin

    Talk to the HR people...if they are applying personality tests that no one can pass, or they are discarding applications at some whim based on “diversity” or just because of some notion of emotionally based “dislike’ then you have a problem!

  • Is the Star Trek Economy a Welfare State?

    02/25/2015 5:10:47 AM PST · 60 of 90
    mdmathis6 to Jonty30

    If you were important, you could use the transporter”

    You know in the past where Gout was once considered a “rich man’s” disease because he could afford the sources of Protein more readily than a common man could so he ate more of it. Imagine Elites starting to suffer “transporter phase dementia” or some such illness in greater numbers vs average joes, because the elites used transporters more than the average joes.

    It brings up another subject. In well developed solar systems...wave guided matter transporters(we’re also talking about access to cheap unlimited energy sources) would be more efficient in delivering cargo to various planets in that solar system than the use of large carrier freighters.

  • Is the Star Trek Economy a Welfare State?

    02/25/2015 4:55:58 AM PST · 57 of 90
    mdmathis6 to freedumb2003

    They’ve tried to harken back to tradition in Next Generation to the era of the first woodships like the first Enterprise. On such ships, there were often young boy apprentices(or lads impressed into service from orphanages or pulled in off the streets) as old as 12 who after a time would helm a ship at the Captains discretion or would spell the older mates from time to time who may have needed a potty break. So I don’t fault the show and writers for attempting to echo those old traditions. (The movie Generations after the sequence where Kirk is sucked into the “energy ribbon”, segues into a scene on the enterprise D’s holodeck depicting being at sea on the old Enterprise, celebrating Warf’s promotion with a “dunking”)

    The Next Generation episodes often had echo’s of the past wood sailing ship days where the captian often had an apprentice or favorite “boy” mate to run errands and messages often because the captain saw potential in the boy or perhaps just wished he had a son.(I’m not even going there with stories of more lurid goings on...though I know such stories were also true). A star ship captain with a Brit accent with authentic use of old naval terms with the use of polite formal sir names(”MISTER CRUSHER,set course for Capella! “Course laid in SIR”” “Engage engines at maximum warp””Aye Aye SIR!”) completes the connection between past and future.

    I do generally agree that such young folk would not be allowed to do such things with today’s modern ships, planes, and subs. Now 17 or older teens trained by the US Navy...well that’s different.

  • Black pol’s gentrification claim: ‘White people don’t eat the way we do’ (soul-food desert)

    02/24/2015 9:44:24 PM PST · 58 of 80
    mdmathis6 to doorgunner69; ladyjane

    Oxalic acid blocks absorption of iron. I disagree with including spinach in the list as it has very little if any oxalic acid...thus it’s desirability as a great food source for iron!(Remember Pop-eye anyone?)

    That “bite” you talk about is the oxalic acid itself!

  • [Freeper Requesting Prayers for Daughter and also:] Prayers please. Daughter lost phone overseas

    02/22/2015 6:21:08 AM PST · 51 of 180
    mdmathis6 to HotHunt

    Father in Heaven, I ask that the girl find her cell phone or be granted the wisdom of how to proceed next. In Jesus name...Amen!(let it be so!)

    Michael Mathis

  • Democrats Save Yourself

    02/22/2015 5:19:48 AM PST · 36 of 40
    mdmathis6 to Kaslin

    Ironic that Oliver Cromwell was protestant.

  • What Is Hell?

    02/21/2015 7:46:37 AM PST · 56 of 83
    mdmathis6 to RnMomof7

    “If Limbo was truth at one time, when did it stop being truth?”

    When I put my back out trying to contort my body while shimmying under the cross pipe?

    (yeah I know...a tasteless joke!)

  • 10 Things Catholics Are Tired of Hearing

    02/21/2015 4:51:27 AM PST · 202 of 337
    mdmathis6 to D Rider; All

    Ummm was Daniel speaking of the 2nd temple or the first temple?(mesopatamia versus Rome)

  • 10 Things Catholics Are Tired of Hearing

    02/21/2015 4:48:28 AM PST · 201 of 337
    mdmathis6 to NKP_Vet; All

    “The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it, let it loose, and it will defend itself”

    At some point though, the lion needs to learn to lie peacefully with the lamb!

  • Taylor Swift Didn't Roll Her Eyes at Sarah Palin—What Really Happened at SNL 40th Anniversary Show

    02/19/2015 8:37:05 PM PST · 56 of 139
    mdmathis6 to editor-surveyor; Deagle

    Oh editor ...give it a rest. You are not on good ground in your criticism of Deagle or other freepers here. Deagle was simply being circumspect and kindly towards a person he has never met and doesn’t want to judge, especially because he had never met her. Splinters versus Logs...remember what Yeshua said!

  • Saudi Cleric: The Sun Revolves Around the Earth

    02/17/2015 3:29:55 PM PST · 56 of 90
    mdmathis6 to Ken H

    I turned into a newt trying to figure out that question!...(but I got better!)

  • BREAKING: Libyan Terrorists Take Dozens of Egyptians Hostage as Revenge for Airstrikes

    02/17/2015 11:28:41 AM PST · 64 of 78
    mdmathis6 to Rome2000

    heh! I saw what you did there!

  • BREAKING: Libyan Terrorists Take Dozens of Egyptians Hostage as Revenge for Airstrikes

    02/17/2015 11:27:24 AM PST · 63 of 78
    mdmathis6 to Crazieman

    SISI: Now that sounds like a old fashioned name for a Pharoah of old who wouldn’t tolerate such an attack on his subjects!

    (on the other hand Sisi is “isis” backwards...just a coincidence I “hope”)

  • We can’t stop ISIS by killing them, we need to give them jobs

    02/17/2015 9:51:00 AM PST · 37 of 80
    mdmathis6 to papertyger

    Saving that one for future reference!

  • Pessimism and Failure in Spain

    02/15/2015 1:10:55 PM PST · 12 of 15
    mdmathis6 to Cry if I Wanna; All

    Hence you point out a complication in trying to figure stats. The official rate might be 24 per cent but the real rate might be only 1/2 that...but because of confiscatory taxes people become tax criminals just to survive....so the skulk about in the legal shadows hoping they won’t get caught.

    Thus, the real reasons the statist globalists want electronic currency. You can’t hide electronic dollars and tax scofflaws or those unfairly deemed(look up IRS clumsy efforts to stop “structuring of questionable deposits design to skirt the 10000 dollar reporting rule” that are actually hurting good people); such are flushed out into the open whereupon they can be arrested and their electronic assets seized.

    There would be no “working under the table for cash” in a cashless system...barter for goods and services would become the means of last resort for those trying to survive without a job! Give a tip to a paper boy, lawn care guy or waitress...it would become a nightmare as each person would have to have his or her own personal digital debit device instantly hooked up wirelessly to the cloud or internet.

  • BBC's insult to hero pilots: Veterans rage over Dresden coverage that attacks Britain...

    02/15/2015 12:41:01 PM PST · 100 of 157
    mdmathis6 to schurmann; All

    As I read Bohn’s posting...the familiar strains of the march theme of Hogan’s Heroes began playing in my head as John Williams might have arranged and conducted it when he led the Boston Pops.(You know...musical variations of any simple tune where he adds wonderful extra codas fat with brass and cymbal crashes as well as always finding a way to slip in a hidden star wars type flourish as well...in this case...THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK)/sarcasm on!

  • Presidential eligibility of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal challenged at Supreme Court

    02/15/2015 6:50:02 AM PST · 129 of 277
    mdmathis6 to C. Edmund Wright

    “but already violated two self imposed rules”

    We love and forgive you! I have trouble keeping my new year’s resolutions also!

  • Presidential eligibility of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal challenged at Supreme Court

    02/15/2015 6:43:46 AM PST · 128 of 277
    mdmathis6 to WayneS

    “Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos”

    Hah!
    I wonder how many get the Star Trek reference! Very Funny!

    “I AM TIIIIRED....”

    (I went for Colonel Green personally; as for Kahn...he was so 2 dimensional in his thinking that we had to send Nixon to China!

    (just a little fun on a cold blustery morning!)

  • Sola Scriptura

    02/13/2015 9:27:46 PM PST · 521 of 755
    mdmathis6 to Elsie; Heart-Rest

    I would like to point out that when Jesus was baptized...the Holy Spirit alighted on him like a dove with the voice of God thundering...”This is my Beloved son in whom I am well pleased!” From then on the baptisms were to be of Jesus Christ which would symbolize the burial of the old man and the rising of the new man by the energizing work of the Holy Spirit! From then on the influence of John the Baptist would decrease while the influence of Jesus Christ would increase as John himself had declared it. Christ would indeed begin to baptize men with “fire and with the Holy Spirit”!

    As for Mary, she was in obedience to the Law but she did not fulfill the law...the law was only fulfilled thru the person of Jesus Christ.

  • Gary Owens, Announcer of ‘Laugh-In’ Fame, Dies at 80

    02/13/2015 4:56:31 PM PST · 51 of 67
    mdmathis6 to GrandJediMasterYoda

    The restorations show a depth of field that is amazing!

  • Gary Owens, Announcer of ‘Laugh-In’ Fame, Dies at 80

    02/13/2015 4:53:26 PM PST · 50 of 67
    mdmathis6 to sparklite2; GrandJediMasterYoda

    Colorizing...sharpening, correcting for motion artifacts...I would like to know what photo editing software they were using!

  • CNN Anchor: ‘Our Rights Do Not Come From God’

    02/13/2015 3:59:15 PM PST · 158 of 160
    mdmathis6 to qam1

    Where to start....Israel for 400 years was a Theocratic republic when the direct revelations of God were said to be few. They had a three branch governing structure...a Judge, a representative group chosen from among the people to present the needs of their people yearly at Shiloh during the yearly sacrifices for the sins of the nation, and the judicial branch; the levites who were priests and knew the finer points of the law. Their covenant (or constitution) was the mosaic law and the rules of execution of the Law. Our founding fathers were very schooled in religion. They also drew upon greek and Roman traditons as well.

    The bankruptsy laws with the “7 year inter banruptsy period” found in the constitution comes from the OT where upon all public and private debts were to be canceled every 7 years and all lands returned to the original families every 49 years during the jubilee year!

    The Constitution is full of amazing biblical parallels like the above.

  • Franklin Graham Points to Jezebel Scriptures to Describe America

    02/13/2015 3:33:26 PM PST · 15 of 18
    mdmathis6 to xzins

    “Nearly half of all marriages end in divorce” Yes but I read where Christian researchers looked at that stat and discovered that 2/3rds of that 50 percent were second or more marriages ending in divorce. So the numbers of successful marriages that have never ended in divorce is much higher than leftists would like you to think! Those numbers approach over all 70 per cent when weightings based on social demographics, age and religion are considered.

    Just something to think about, when assailed by leftists who cry...”traditional marriage is at an end!”

  • Federal subpoena seeks Oregon state records concerning Gov. John Kitzhaber[Reisgns/Ethics Probs]

    02/13/2015 3:16:56 PM PST · 34 of 47
    mdmathis6 to Second Amendment First

    “The embattled governor faces allegations that his fiancee used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes”

    Sounds like the same crap they had Bob McDonnell tried and convicted for!(which I think was totally bogus by the way!)

  • 50 Shades of Cultural Poison

    02/13/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · 53 of 60
    mdmathis6 to Borges

    “Prostitutes with a heart of gold have been a fictional staple long before movies.”
    Rahab the harlot helped the Israelite spies get out of Jericho. Perhaps the fictional legends of kind hearted prostitutes started with her. Rahab is mentioned as part of the Genealogy of Jesus in Matthew.

  • 50 Shades of Cultural Poison

    02/13/2015 3:07:47 PM PST · 51 of 60
    mdmathis6 to asinclair

    (I’m looking at YOU, Dune)

    SciFi channel(not sissy syfy) did a really good job with Dune and Children of Dune. Very graphically violent though!

  • 50 Shades of Cultural Poison

    02/13/2015 2:56:03 PM PST · 48 of 60
    mdmathis6 to MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

    If you see a third man with them...stop them and invite them to lunch, then ask the third man after the first 2 have gone on ahead if he will spare America if he finds at least a few thousand worthy and righteous people in her!

    (I’m afraid I see the same two men....)

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/13/2015 2:05:55 PM PST · 237 of 242
    mdmathis6 to laotzu

    I meant Gargantua and myself...not you. I beg your pardon!

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/13/2015 11:35:14 AM PST · 231 of 242
    mdmathis6 to laotzu

    We were both acting like little boys...

    Michael Mathis

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/13/2015 11:32:01 AM PST · 230 of 242
    mdmathis6 to Admin Moderator

    Yes Sir!

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/13/2015 10:56:34 AM PST · 227 of 242
    mdmathis6 to Gargantua

    I’ve reported my postings as being unkind to you to the moderators. A couple I think have been removed. I’ve made no complaints about yours. I think they should stay posted as you have written them!

    Michael Mathis RN

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/13/2015 10:13:22 AM PST · 225 of 242
    mdmathis6 to GeronL; North Country

    Psalm 104:15And wine which makes man’s heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And food which sustains man’s heart.

    It is true that there was bad water back “then”; though they had no concept of germ theory, folks could make the connections between bad water sources and disease. Yet Psalms 104 indicate that God had allowed wine to provide some solace for the troubles men go thru. He hated drunkenness and other places in scripture indicate that! Paul told Timothy to drink no more water but wine for the cure of the “infirmities of the stomach”.

    Hence my position on alcohol!

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/13/2015 9:10:09 AM PST · 220 of 242
    mdmathis6 to Cementjungle

    Jesus turned water into wine so he wasn’t against having a little wine with dinner. Day after day stupored drunkenness or drug addictions to the point of family neglect or abuse, unemployment, is another matter...and that is what I have become hardened towards! (or the little lies families will say when asked why they didn’t tell the doctor of their loved one’s alcohol use...of just a “drink or two at night so it can’t possibly be why uncle George is in DT’s” Except the fact that the body gets habituated to those 1 or 2 drinks a night and can start to react when it doesn’t get those 1 or 2 drinks...which later on becomes the “admitted”(by a worried wife who is sick of having to lie for a secret drunk)to 1/2 empty fifth hidden under the couch or the six packs out in the work shop.)

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/13/2015 2:48:06 AM PST · 210 of 242
    mdmathis6 to NorthMountain

    See post 202! The question is bigger than a simple yes or no!

    I do know that Christ changed water into wine! So he isn’t against having a little wine with dinner. Drunkenness is another issue. Addictions to the point that lives are shattered, families destroyed, children left fatherless ot even parentless are pure evil!

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/12/2015 6:21:31 PM PST · 202 of 242
    mdmathis6 to Ken H

    The states and local governments are closer to the problems of their constituents than a distant federal entity and are better at crafting solutions unique to their citizens and their individual geographic situations. I am a strong 10th amendment supporter. If DC and it’s governing mechanisms were suddenly erased...it would be each state that would have to take emergency control to martial the populace to communal unity and action(no not communal in the “socialism” sense!) and reassure them in such a time of crisis. And the state legislatures need to get control of senatorial appointments back, via a new amendment...convention of states or other means!(which would invigorate state power again) I think a good compromise would be 2 senators from each state legislature and one voted “at large by the people”....!

    Yeah...I would say we are in agreement on the 10th amendment! Similarly, if such a view on the 10th amendment had been in vogue in 1918...the Republican congress of 1918 should never have brought the 18th amendment up for a vote! The “bully bully” Republican progressivism as popularized by Teddy Roosevelt was still very much in vogue...expanded Federal government control for the good of all was all the rage in both parties... though the southern Democrats of the time were still the more “apartheid” party at that time!

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/12/2015 5:37:38 PM PST · 199 of 242
    mdmathis6 to tacticalogic

    When I read your posting I thought of Franklin’s response to a woman asking about what sort of government had been created...”We have given you a republic...if you can keep it!”

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/12/2015 5:32:44 PM PST · 198 of 242
    mdmathis6 to ConservingFreedom

    I’ve read those figures and others that counter them...my main problem with any of that is the methodology that went into gathering that data. The political and moral statistical “noise” makes synthesizing the countering data sets difficult. The problem with any statistical data...then(1890 thru 1933) as to what we see now with what Obama and what the global warmists(FOR EXAMPLE) do with data... are understanding the motives of who or which groups are gathering the data and how it is shaped to inform the body politic.

    Your Cato study is a good example as to how the 18th amendment mathematically was doomed to failure. ( I think it was a planned failure personally since the amendment never got to the why’s of consumption) When I read the wording of the 18th amendment...it reminds me too much of the crap our present politicians pass or try to pass now a days...bills that must be passed first before we can see what is in them. Sociopaths try to control people thru fear and thru their vices...money talks and money was to be made via prohibition.

    Some of the data cited by you I have some questions about. Drunken driving for example...automobiles were still a novel item in the late teens early 20’s...as they became more affordable and reliable thru the 20’s and thirties, the more folks bought them including drinkers....hence more citations for drunken driving! Does this mean that this was a proof that more drinkers were created by prohibition? I’m not so sure?

    Drinking was said to increase per capita...or were fewer people just drinking more illegal booze...this is one area I think where contradictory data clashes. And how could the data gatherers know what was consumed?...it was illegal after all. Statistical inferences? An educated extrapolation of consumption rates based on the amounts of what law enforcement confiscated vs. guesses of what was never confiscated?

    As for the rise of per capita of alcohol consumption, you also have to look at immigration trends of the 1880’s thru the early 20’s before immigration curbs took effect, and the attitudes of newly assimilating immigrant groups and their first generation progeny towards alcohol. It was not for nothing that Democrats became associated with the phrase of Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion and it was no accident that these people groups were attracted to Democrats. It was also no accident that certain immigrant groups became associated with illegal alcohol, narcotics, prostitution, illegal gambling.

    I think this is why the data from that time get confused. Overall alcohol use with its associated evils dropped among the traditional people groups already well planted in America 2nd generation to 5th or more...the “Billy Sunday” crowd as one example if you will... but remained a scourge and source of tremendous crime in the newly assimilating people groups who came to this country from about 1890 thru 1924.

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/12/2015 4:17:52 PM PST · 196 of 242
    mdmathis6 to Ken H

    The overall crime rate dropped...I know the murder rates rose in the big cities where organized crime was very active in the control of the alcohol trade. I don’t deny the murder rate...that is one reason given for repeal of the 18th amendment. I cited the vicious gang wars. Many folks were incidentally caught up in the cross fire. To own folks’ souls via their vices has always been one of the favorite pastimes of money loving sociopaths...and the 18th amendment ironically served as such a vehicle for such control!

    Given the progressivism evident even in the early 20th century...those devious bastards blunted a well meant social movement that sought to curb the excessive alcoholism in the country by designing an amendment that they knew over time would self destruct.(my personal opinion anyway) They passed an amendment that was made to appease the “dry” movement that had taken the populace by storm, but avoided actually banning the ownership and consumption of alcohol. The progressive elites even then wanted a complacent populace upon which to work their mischief...stoned and drunk was even better. Hence the source for example of the founding of the Kennedy fortune and their hateful political dynasty!

    A real reform effort would zero in on the causes of such a scourge, this dystopic and dysfunctional need to remain altered from reality, there-bye over time diminishing the market for alcohol without violating our personal liberties. Hence, it would not do for sociopathic progressives to allow for policies that would make men and women more grounded in their personal liberties by an understanding that God has granted and founded such freedoms thru his son Jesus Christ; there-bye allowing the populace to develop clear minds and maintain clean consciences!

    2 Timothy 1:7
    7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/12/2015 3:33:46 PM PST · 194 of 242
    mdmathis6 to NorthMountain

    I talk this way with all Democrats...and the wannabe’s known as Libertarians. I’ve stated my position on drug abuse of all types all thru this thread. Let those “who have ears to hear...let them hear”!

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/12/2015 3:22:13 PM PST · 193 of 242
    mdmathis6 to tacticalogic

    This is an opinion site...you can listen or not listen to me if you wish... the first amendment lets us all at least pretend that we can speak with authority...but it doesn’t mean that it should force anyone to agree that I am an authority.

    I speak from 28 years experience as an RN, experiences and perceptions admittedly colored by my personal views and take on morality and ethics. I share them...I sign my name to my opinions knowing that slings and arrows will come my way.

    The second amendment guarantees the right to bare arms...the constitution does not guarantee the right to ‘bare pot”. Weapons owned by the general populace counterbalance efforts by those who would tyrannize the populace. Your attempt to compare my personal views on drugs with those who would take our guns is a non sequitor.

    I value life and work in a field that attempts to blow the faintest sparks of life back into flame. There are nurses I know and recognize that do a much better job at it than I can...but I try to do what I can. I hate abortion and I hate life sapping drug addictions. I’ve seen too much of the destruction of what mind altering substances
    do to especially weaker minded or to families and individuals of all economic backgrounds.

    There is an 800 lb gorilla in the room, the question that many avoid that is the “why” of it all! Why even use pot and other drugs. Why is there a need for ‘escape’? A clear mind and conscience is a true gift.

    2 Timothy 1:7
    7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

    There is your “800lb gorilla”, the whole “crux” of the matter! People run from God and truth which can produce a whole lot of anxiety. Drugs are one way folks use to deal with that anxiety. The drugs fade away and reality crashes back in again...made all the more worse as the body becomes accustomed to the drugs.(the body tries to enforce reality via it’s flight or fight mechanisms, hence the body tries to make itself more immune to the mind altering effects of drugs, forcing the user to use higher amounts of substances over time to achieve a diminishing high).

    As for authority, as for truth, you can believe me or not or hold to your own opinions....it’s the “American way” after all!

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/12/2015 2:13:10 PM PST · 186 of 242
    mdmathis6 to NorthMountain

    You came across like a snarky politician when you posted the 18th amendment the way you did...like a Democrat actually...so I treated you like one! See my post at 185.

  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/12/2015 2:10:37 PM PST · 185 of 242
    mdmathis6 to NorthMountain

    The weakness of the 18th amendment was that it tried to remedy the problem of rampant alcoholism indirectly instead of crafting a legal frame work that has society directly “facing the bull”.

    It’s something akin to how Dem’s pass all sorts of indirect antigun laws to try to nullify the second amendment without repealing it outright.(ie you can only have so many guns of a type, but you can’t conceal them but you can’t carry them openly for that would be considered ‘brandshing’, only certain types of ammunition, and you are limited to how many you can put in a clip....well you get the picture!)

    It’s a sneaky dishonest way to legislate that insults the intelligence of reasonably intelligent voters. The 18th amendment was just such legislation and it needed to go away. Ironically, historians did note that there was a marked reduction in alcohol consumption generally as well as crime. Yet, for those who just had to have their drink, and for the criminals who saw an opportunity to make a quick buck, it set the stage for the growth of organized crime with it’s associated vicious gang wars. The Fed’s also realized eventually that they were losing out on all those excise taxes and fees they could charge on legally produced alcohol from those folks who “just had to have their drink!”