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  • David Irving: Jews should ask themselves why they are hated

    12/23/2006 9:16:59 PM PST · 187 of 289

    I would tend to think that there are relatively few here who are literarily familiar enough with David Irving to have read any of the books he has written. He tends to be rather flashy at times and weak in drawing in details to the more established view in how things came about, but Mr Irving's archieval reasearch, not to mention personal interviews, tend to turn up aspects not previously known. You people do know the biggest-badass warship of all time, the 'Bismark,' was scuttled and not sunk, right?? Irving reported this almost 40 years ago now and every so often I read of 'new discoveries' that are old news....

    So be it.

    Even so, I wonder how Micah 5:2 can be reconciled under Palistian rule, personally speaking, I cannot. As a Christian, believers in Jesus as Christ take precedent as 'God is no respector of persons' "and think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham" (Math 3:9).

  • Iraq Study Group A Complete Failure - NEWS RELEASE

    12/06/2006 9:01:11 PM PST · 73 of 91

    Bush's war in Iraq has been a total failure too, nothing new here either.

  • Conservative scholars ease gay rabbi ban

    12/06/2006 7:47:38 PM PST · 6 of 8

    "But be ye not called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren." Matthew 23:8.

  • Japan's Yasukuni Shrine Accuses U.S. of Provoking Japan into WWII

    11/19/2006 8:14:33 PM PST · 16 of 78

    We did cut off their oil supplies, but what were the Japanese doing in China? What was Italy doing in Africa before this, too?

  • Hubble telescope makes new discovery

    11/16/2006 10:12:49 PM PST · 28 of 89

    Quantum physics has yet to offer us gravitational equations, does it not?

    As for General Relativity, the gravitational equations will not hold up under higher values, will they?

  • Hubble telescope makes new discovery

    11/16/2006 9:48:40 PM PST · 15 of 89

    Hmmm.... the "Cosmological 'Constant'" is not so 'constant' after all. 'Fudging' with equations to satisfy the data on the false premise of a static universe yields an expanding universe in observational fact, as we now understand. If the universe were to be slightly less homogenous than presently perceived, could the "Big Bang" itself be a more local universe phenomenon in a greater whole?

  • What If We Threw an Economic Boom and Nobody Noticed?

    10/23/2006 5:00:36 PM PDT · 31 of 42

    It is difficult to see the current Economy in a 'boom' mode, maybe that is why no one is noticing. Inflation remains low, but inflation numbers do not include energy prices within the core rate. Unemployment rates are also misleading in the sense that they do not include those whose unemployment benefits have ceased, as well as those who are no longer seeking employment. The displacement of the manufacturing base overseas as the US has become a 'service oriented economy' has left US with an $860 billion trade deficit. Wage growth has remained stagnant relative to low inflation for the last 6 years. As the housing market cools, the more recent source of economic growth is diminished.

    The recent precipitous decline in gas prices is indeed a good sign for increased disposable income, but as OPEC reduces output, most of the price decline has possibly taken place.

    As far as the Stock Market reaching new highs, that is the DOW, and the NASDAQ is around 50% of its all time high. Traditionally, the last 2 years of a 2 time President is not a 'high growth' period. The Market tends to look at least 6 months out, and the rate of US growth is expected to decline slightly from this year's projected rate.

    The tax cuts definately had their intented effect of increasing personal disposable income, but are not considered the source of increased capital investment. Despite 9/11, the economy in retrospect was recovering moderately at that time. Now we have record spending and trade deficits, a cooling housing market, and increased international tensions. The temporary reduction in the spending deficit was largely due to percentage revenues of the gas tax.

    It is understandable that Democrats are ignoring a relatively strong economy as they focus on the negative aspects of the War in Iraq. That's politics.

    Bush has done reasonably well, better than I would have expected, from the economic meltdown he inhereted.

    Economics is not called the 'dismal science' for nothing. Total collapse is always imminent but never seems to happen, or at least since the 1930's. That type of Market hype is not present here, or is disguised and muted within the derivative markets. When google is worth what... $146 billion??? There is always reason for concern.

  • Peter & Succession (Understanding the Church Today)

    10/22/2006 8:06:26 AM PDT · 136 of 2,092

    What bothers me about the Roman Catholic Church are the new ICEL hegelian dialectics of retranslated Scripture. I end up having to confess as "the Word of God" that which cannot be found in any Bible on the face of the earth. It comes as little surprise that 'ecclesiastical freemasonry' has entered the Church as is looking to destroy the Faith from within. The Jesuits and the Opus Dei are filled with illuminati elements whose objectives are to 'dumb down and destroy' the true beauty of what the Church really teaches masked in the relativism of New Age philosophies.

  • How the Atomic Bomb Saved 4,000,000 Lives

    09/25/2006 6:08:09 PM PDT · 53 of 92
    PageMarker to Heyworth

    "Japan was seeking terms of surrender at the time."

    "Debatable. Certainly there were elements in the civilian leadership and diplomatic corps who saw the writing on the wall and wanted to find a way out for Japan, but the military was in control of everything, including all the channels of communication. They (the civilians and diplomats) had made a very tenuous peace overture for the Russians to relay to the Americans, but the Russians basically stalled on them while gearing up for their own invasion of China, Korea, etc., When the Japanese military got wind of it, I believe they arrested the people who had reached out. What few peace signals reached the Americans were so obtusely worded and so buried in a thousand "to the last man, woman and child" messages that they were simply ignored."

    The diplomatic efforts to the Russians was transmitted to the Japanese embassy in 'Code Purple,' which the Japanese knew the British and Americans had already cracked. Truman and Churchill already knew what cards Stalin was holding at Potsdam with respect to Japanese peace initiatives.

    If the Roosevelt policy of 'unconditional surrender' had left room to ensure the integrity of the Emperor, whom the Japanese considered on the level of a 'god,' the ambiguity concerning the fate of the monarchy would have been resolved. Stimson was aware of this and requested the viability of a 'constitutional monarchy' be included in the demand for surrender, and his request was ignored at the conclusion of the Potsdam Conference. The people, including the military, obeyed the Emperor, and once the Emperor ordered the surrender, the war was over.

  • How the Atomic Bomb Saved 4,000,000 Lives

    09/25/2006 1:49:25 PM PDT · 13 of 92

    Truman had no choice in dropping the bomb, his predecessor and the military had already made that decision for him. Japan was seeking terms of surrender at the time. The bomb was dropped for Uncle Joe to see.

  • Ahmadinejad: Iran Nuke Program 'Transparent, Peaceful'

    09/19/2006 10:05:50 PM PDT · 23 of 30
    PageMarker to divine_moment_of_facts

    I agree the UN is useless, but I see nor hear any movement to send them elsewhere...?

    Iran is a relatively youthful country that is at odds with religious rule. Western culture is in decline as a result of decadence in the form of pornography, violence, and cultural transition away from Christianity towards secularism.

    As a nation, we shall reap what we sow. I fear it is not a land of 'milk and honey,' but a land that has forsaken values and traditions for more 'trendy currents' whose undertow would drown us all.

  • The Ten Great Myths in the Debate Over Stem Cell Research

    09/19/2006 9:58:16 PM PDT · 6 of 10
    PageMarker to Coleus

    The culture of death inherently is at odds with the free will of life.

    Perhaps it started with euthanasia or racial genetics, I dont really know, but divorce, abortion, and a host of other maladies accompany it.

    Man is both an individual and a social element:

    "marvel not that the world hates you, it hated me too...!"

  • The Ten Great Myths in the Debate Over Stem Cell Research

    09/19/2006 9:23:51 PM PDT · 3 of 10

    Reversine is patented by Scripts and de-differentiates cells. Embryonic stem cell is not needed at all. I am surprised the controversy still rages.

  • Ahmadinejad: Iran Nuke Program 'Transparent, Peaceful'

    09/19/2006 9:18:18 PM PDT · 14 of 30

    War is never the answer, the killing is a disgrace to mankind.

    The radical elements of Islam will never accept peace, the Iranian President knows this. His own country is controlled by religious fanatics more intent on maintaining power and control than in facing reality.

    Pot to kettle black.

    That said, he is a PhD in mechanical engineering and is not as stupid or as fanatical as many would have us believe. Bush would do well to consider accepting Iran's right to nuclear power as a source of energy and insist on keeping the 'nuclear bomb' issue as non-negotiable. Carter tried this under Clinton and we know what happened in North Korea.

  • Iran Blows Away Bush's Warm Words At UN

    09/19/2006 7:57:50 PM PDT · 29 of 33

    "It is imperative, and also desirable, that we too contribute to the promotion of justice and virtue. The Almighty and Merciful God, who is the Creator of the Universe, is also its Lord and Ruler. Justice is His command. He commands His creatures to support one another in Good, virtue and piety, and not in decadence and corruption. He commands His creatures to enjoin one another to righteousness and virtue and not to sin and transgression."

    He talks the talk, but I am not so sure he walks the walk.

    The notion of 'peace' in the world has eluded us for quite a while now. Although I am not certain along which lines 'peace' would ever be achieved, meaningful dialogue never hurts. There will always be more radical elements opposed to any form of compromise, and these represent the 'terrorist elements' who will always be at odds with US and in the minority. Even so, the prospects of continual warfare is not in the best interests of humankind in the 21st century.

    At what point in reality is "us versus them" confront the reality that "we are all in this together?"

    'Radicalism' dies out sooner or later under its own 'fanaticism,' if the US can hang tough, we can hold our ground, but some sort of minimal compromise is needed to save face against the absurdity of the denial of our own imperfections.

    Live and learn. "Trust, yet verify."

  • Rice ends matchless career as a 49er

    08/24/2006 2:12:52 PM PDT · 35 of 60

    Jerry Rice is quite likely the best of a generation, without doubt.


    He was no Max McGee!!!

    Long live #85.

  • Pension bill puts workers in control

    08/20/2006 3:37:44 PM PDT · 4 of 8

    "don't be surprised if your company automatically enrolls you"

    How is this putting "workers in control?"

    The markets need more ca$h infusion now, not later. The aging of the baby boomers will tank the financial markets in 10 years for another 30 and Social Security will be broke by 2047 anyways.

    Corporate America as well as the States have been underfunding their Pension Plans for years. The solution seems to end Defined Benefit Pension Plans altogether. Companies can declare bankruptcy to absolve themselves of their responsibility as we saw with United Airlines. Looks like this will hit GM and Ford within 2 years.

  • How Liberal Or Conservative Are You?

    08/20/2006 1:18:45 PM PDT · 11 of 102

    Overall: 60% Conservative, 40% Liberal
    Social Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
    Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
    Fiscal Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
    Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
    Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

  • Analysis: Lieberman loss poses challenge

    08/08/2006 9:33:54 PM PDT · 22 of 79

    If nothing else, Joe had some clout on the Hill. I am somewhat surprised the voters of CT are voting just on his support for the war in Iraq. He is socially a lefty, but conservative on foreign policy issues and a strong Israeli supporter. The Dems throw out a reasonably legitimate VP of the US candidate for a cable TV millionaire? You wanted it, you got it. You got it wrong on this one!

    Dumbos scrambling for leadership when Junior Senators are not cutting it!

  • Ed Koch: I'm Backing Independent Lieberman

    08/08/2006 9:25:47 PM PDT · 22 of 121

    divide the left wing vote and concentrate to the right center!