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  • KEENE: Familiar refrains from Britain’s ‘Tea Party’

    04/18/2014 8:33:08 AM PDT · 2 of 7
    sauron to Siegfried X

    Thanks for posting this.

    I doubt that very many Freepers, here in early 2014, have even heard about UKIP.

    For those freepers who haven’t: TREAT YOURSELVES TO SOMETHING GOOD. Watch *any* YouTube video of Nigel Farage.

    A man as eloquent as Daniel Hannan.

  • 10 Discoveries Unexplained By Science (video)

    04/18/2014 6:12:56 AM PDT · 18 of 20
    sauron to chessplayer

    THANK YOU, Chessplayer.

    I’ve been looking for something like this for a while. One that visually shows the relative motions of galaxies in our region.

  • UNICEF launches ‘Mr. Poo’ mascot in India to curb public defecation

    04/16/2014 12:40:19 PM PDT · 31 of 51
    sauron to sauron
    Oh, yeah. Floating corpses, dead cows floating by, piles of sh!t on the banks, trash, debris, flies...and people BATHE and DRINK from that river!!! <-- Triple exclamation point is permissible here.

    Here's the link: Shameful and Lazy!

  • UNICEF launches ‘Mr. Poo’ mascot in India to curb public defecation

    04/16/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT · 22 of 51
    sauron to Mount Athos

    I have absolutely no doubt about the numbers.

    I once stumbled across a Chinese student’s blog on the web. He posted dozens of photos of his visit in India.

    Now, I realize that China still isn’t the most developed nation on earth, but what took me aback was this guy’s surprise and outrage over the bad public hygiene—he spoke as a Westerner, from a position of Western standards. He was *really* outraged and surprised this happened.

    He was astonished that the “sacred” Ganges had piles of human defecation covering the riverbanks, the degree of public nudity during the act, and photos showed bodies (BODIES!) floating down the (sacred?) Ganges. Yeah, bodies.

    Nobody bothered to retrieve them, let alone notice them.

    And the photos of the “piles” were astonishing. It showed India as a helluva backward country, and it was SHAMEFUL. Even our, DARK AGE ancestors didn’t live like this. And India can launch satellites...can you believe it?

    I may scrounge up the link.

    Sauron, lately, of Mordor (where we dig slit trenches, at the very least).

    This Public Service Announcement brought to you by the Morder Visitors Bureau. Come visit Mordor. Bring the family!

  • If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?

    04/14/2014 6:26:56 AM PDT · 36 of 210
    sauron to stevie_d_64

    I’d worry.

    The surviving political leaders would certainly react by imposing what would be (but we wouldn’t call it) FASCISM. There would be a heavy-handed state imposed on all of us as a wild, thrashing, blind reaction to the attack, regardless of the source of the attack (N. Korea, Iran, etc.), and it would be WE THE PEOPLE who would suffer.

    Example: 19 Muslims from Saudi Arabia and Egypt seize our airliners and crash them into ground targets. REACTION: target American taxpayers with humiliating grope-downs.

    Any attack on the political class in D.C. would result in a harsh crackdown on the rest of us, the innocents.

    If it were the Norks, even though the government would restrict OUR liberties, the gov would still call out the Norks as the perps. (Thank God for that.)

    Same with Iran. (But only if it were the GOVERNMENT of Iran.)

    If it were a non-governmental entity, say, a terrorist group, the government would call it out. (Good.)

    Unless, of course, if it were an ISLAMIC front group, in which case, even after being nuked, the government would FAIL to identify the perps, instead casting blame on anyone and everyone else, even blaming ourselves for being too provocative and deserving to be the target of the attack.

    Such a world we live in.

  • CO2 levels at 800,000-year high

    04/13/2014 2:30:10 PM PDT · 7 of 154
    sauron to Up Yours Marxists

    Climate fascists need to fill the God-sized hole in their lives, so they fill it with a Big Problem(tm) they can orient their lives around and focus on to distract them from God.

    It could be anything; doesn’t have to be climate.

    For me, it’s hobbits with rings.

  • Vanity: Jeanine Pirro EVISCERATES Obama Administration

    04/12/2014 6:56:06 PM PDT · 14 of 38
    sauron to ConservativeMan55


    I saw it, applauded, almost fell out of my chair!

  • Algemeiner Video: Victim Speaks Following Horrific Anti-Semitic Attack in Paris

    03/27/2014 9:33:21 PM PDT · 3 of 14
    sauron to Nachum
    It's time, and I'll speak in defense of the Jews: When Europe had the Jews as an international minority (excluding the Gypsies), Europe flourished in art, science, medicine, philosophy, mathematics, and music. The Jews contributed all out of proportion to their numbers.

    Look at the list of Nobel Prize winners. Jewish names all throughout. They've advanced the humanities and the sciences wherever they've found host countries.

    Can today's minority--the Muslims--even come CLOSE to making such a contribution to Europe? NO. They're a hindrance, and burden, a big lead ball attached by a chain to Europe's ankle. They're hindering the advancement of Europe, even dragging it backwards.

    Ooops. Can I say that?

    Facts often hurt feelings.

    And yes, I *can* say that. I have just done so.


  • IRS chief: Producing documents could take years

    03/26/2014 2:55:04 PM PDT · 27 of 46
    sauron to NormsRevenge
    The Democrats and their political appointees are in open mockery of the legal process.

    The only solution--and this opens a Pandora's Box--is for a successive administration to investigate and prosecute these lawbreakers.

    So much of American tradition has been eroded by this outlaw administration. The damage to the republic is extensive. We need to make certain they know there is NO PLACE TO HIDE and there will be NO PROTECTION if they break the law.


  • A planet past Pluto? Astronomers redefine the solar system's edge

    03/26/2014 2:39:04 PM PDT · 39 of 54
    sauron to BenLurkin

    She came from Planet Claire.
    I knew she came from there.
    She drove a Plymouth Satellite.
    She drove it faster than the speed of light.

  • Massive anti-Maidan rallies grip eastern Ukraine as residents demand referendum

    03/25/2014 2:19:41 AM PDT · 3 of 10
    sauron to PaulCruz2016
    I'm all good with the Russians "liberating" ethnic Russians by annexing even more Ukrainian territory IF China can do the same with territories where immigration has created large Chinese populations in the East.

    Be very careful, Russia. One day, the Dragon will consume the Bear using the Bear's own methods, its own logic and justifications....

  • Russia braces for $70bn hit from investor flight

    03/25/2014 2:13:45 AM PDT · 2 of 10
    sauron to Berlin_Freeper

    Let the sanctions hurt.

    Actions have consequences, Russia. Maybe some operant conditioning might help bring you to your senses.

  • Continuing Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine #17

    03/24/2014 1:06:15 PM PDT · 4 of 5
    sauron to
    I've been following this series (my palantiri is broken) and I have to say, they've been doing a BETTER JOB of it than the major news corporations!

    I bumped into the series independently of this post, but thought this post deserved an attaboy (girl) and a bump!

  • Putin looks to Asia as West threatens to isolate Russia

    03/21/2014 5:06:44 AM PDT · 14 of 37
    sauron to sauron
    That said...and I can't help but think "Gog and Magog," of course, it fits right in.

    God help us.

  • Putin looks to Asia as West threatens to isolate Russia

    03/21/2014 5:03:29 AM PDT · 12 of 37
    sauron to sauron
    Oh, further: If Russia does sell its oil to China, it's only a case of Bear feeding Dragon.

    Not in the Bear's interest. Dragons, after all, do eat Bears.

    Russia and China fought a border war in 1969. Skirmish, really, not a full-on war. China still claims an area the size of Alaska along the Amur-Ussuri rivers, and that area is listed on Chinese maps has having been taken by "unjust and unequal treaty" during the time of the Czars and the Mandarins.

    So they signed a 50-year "Treaty of Friendship" (how appropriately communist, eh?) with China. Guess the solved it, eh? Methinks we need a similar treaty with Canada...oh, wait, REAL friends don't need to affirm their relational status via a signed document, now, do they? It's "peace in our time" Soviet-style.

    The Dragon has been biding its time, building, stealing tech from Russia and the USA and Europe and Japan nauseam.

    Russia is going to lose Siberia. Everything East of the Urals. Everyone knows this, especially the Russians. Russian young people have been leaving Siberia in droves for decades, now, further underpopulating that region.

    Chinese poachers are all over Lake Baikal. Russian game wardens can't keep up.

    Chinese immigrant communities--one, in it was either Irkutsk or Novosibirsk--actually set up their own telephone exchange atop the Russian one. It was only discovered as Russian crews performed maintenance on their lines, they traced the other ones and found the immigrant community had made their own phone exchange using the structure of the Russian one (and pocketed the money, of course). How very stereotypically innovatively and deviously Chinese of 'em! (Gotta love that!)

    No, let Russia turn East, and get Eaten.


  • Putin looks to Asia as West threatens to isolate Russia

    03/21/2014 4:51:17 AM PDT · 11 of 37
    sauron to Racehorse
    Russia will get its comeuppance when it realizes that dealing with the Asian East is not as pleasant and easy as dealing with the European West.

    Basic concepts in negotiations in the West have a Christian underpinning and two millennia of moderating Christian influence--whether or not the actors were Christian, whether or not their actions were Christian. The influence was still present. It shaped Europe.

    The East never had that. It was "I'm dominant--you're submissive, the vassal."

    Europe is a continent where all the nations are of similar size and roughly similar strength. They HAD to learn to get along. It took 2,000 years, but it's largely been done.

    Asia--dominated by China--has never HAD to learn that. China has no neighbor of equivalent size. It hasn't had to learn anything about getting along at a negotiating table and showing genuine respect for a bordering neighbor...and they RESENT having to treat Russia and the USA as equals, let me assure you.

    So...when Russia burns its bridges to the West, as they have done, do not think they'll turn East and get a "sweet deal" for their oil. They won't. China is watching, and smiling. China will see Russia's current situation, and realize Russia can no longer sell to TWO buyers, East and West, and now only has one buyer: East.

    And China's negotiators will hold to even lower prices they are willing to pay Russia for their natural gas, because Russia will have no other buyers to sell to....


  • U.S. aims to give up control over Internet administration

    03/14/2014 4:03:51 PM PDT · 23 of 95
    sauron to sauron
    America is (or was) the BASTION OF FREE SPEECH in the world.

    Until we elected a [p]resident that didn't understand, care for, or agree with the traditional role of his own office nor that of America in protecting free speech in this dangerous world.

    No, we have a dangerous [p]resident.

    He doesn't deserve to have his office personified with a capital letter. He has diminished the office that badly.

    The Internet was the salient example of FREE SPEECH in this world; we invented it, and now we're giving it up into the hands of, frankly, our enemies. The enemies of free speech.

    God help us all.

  • U.S. aims to give up control over Internet administration

    03/14/2014 3:58:14 PM PDT · 22 of 95
    sauron to gooblah
    They have, for 20 years or so, wanted to TAX our Internet to distribute First World wealth to Third World despots.

    They want to charge for each e-mail you receive and send.

    When this thing comes under international control, the 57 nation Muslim voting bloc will dominate decision making as to what is allowed and what is not. Add to that 57 the various communist and authoritarian dictatorships.

    Goodbye, free speech. The First Amendment only extends to the water's edge, folks.

    They will tax the 'net, and they will regulate the 'net. Our children will inheir SH1T from us. We failed them.

    I am sooo angry.

    I'll burn off my anger by tormenting some orcs.

  • Poland and Baltics feel heat from Crimea

    03/11/2014 8:20:23 PM PDT · 10 of 60
    sauron to Marguerite
    Russia has nothing to gain from Poland, who is now the NATO puppet.

    You seem to have a problem with NATO. Your syntax sounds Russian.

    Do you have an ethnic BIAS you'd like to elaborate upon?

  • The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law

    03/10/2014 8:07:45 AM PDT · 24 of 32
    sauron to skinkinthegrass do realize that your quote is a solecism?

    Not by the blood of patriots, but by the blood of PARROTS?


    I wonder how many people looked right at it and never even noticed.


    SAURON, the All-Seeing-Eye

  • MISSING MH370: Pilot: I established contact with plane

    03/09/2014 2:41:24 PM PDT · 65 of 122
    sauron to tractorman
    Anyone remember Egypt Air?

    IIRC, it was off the NE seaboard, the pilot left the cockpit for a moment, the co-pilot took the controls and pitched the plane violently up and down, the pilot made it back and asked "What are you doing?!" and the co-pilot was praying.

    Again, IIRC, the plane was deliberately plunged nose-first in the Atlantic.

    I'm thinking it might be something similar here, or a bomb.

    Bojinka also comes to mind.

    The Air France jetliner off the Brazilian coast comes to mind.

    There was a plot to use an airliner to strike the Eiffel Tower, which the French averted. Again, a common thread (or "threat") is that Muslim actors were involved.

    I'm about ready to advocate that we just isolate these cavemen for 500 years. Hell, after the first fifty they wouldn't be able to produce radio, TV, aircraft, and would just sink back down to the level of stone knives and bearskins.

  • Ousted Ukrainian president Yanukovych seriously ill suffering heart attack: Russian press

    03/07/2014 7:19:34 AM PST · 16 of 25
    sauron to Cincinatus' Wife
    Actually, the news media had it right, but in the WRONG ORDER.

    He had the heart attack...

    AND THEN...

    He died.

    Some aparatchik functionary just released the death announcement before the initial heart attack announcement, 'tis all!

  • MiG-31: A fighter ahead of its time

    02/21/2014 12:27:39 PM PST · 10 of 47
    sauron to Sirius Lee
    Cool! I didn’t know they were still making the MIG 25.

    LOL! My thoughts exactly.

  • Osama Is Still Winning: The worst is yet to come.

    02/03/2014 3:02:38 AM PST · 14 of 34
    sauron to palmer
    Agreed; it was a rambling article. Not the normal Ben Stein, as someone else also noted.

    My response, supra, was directed only to that portion of the article that compared cities versus cities.

    I chose to ignore the post-911 argument that we've suffered an erosion of our freedoms. That's inarguable.

  • Osama Is Still Winning: The worst is yet to come.

    02/03/2014 2:59:09 AM PST · 12 of 34
    sauron to 2ndDivisionVet
    MY thoughts?

    Well, Ben Stein called it like it is: it's race.

    Well, technically, it's not race per se, but a difference in local, shall I say, "cultural ethical values" between the cities he mentioned.

    Cities where the denizens value hard work, integrity, personal freedom, property rights, self-motivation coupled with sensible goals and the rule of law are doing better than those cities where the ethic is envy, poisonous relations with those outside your ethnic group, contempt for common courtesies (which are erroneously perceived as weakness), lack of goals focused on personal improvement through education and training, and dependency.

    Each city makes its own bed, then lies in it.

    Then, some whine about the bed they've made.

  • 226 reasons why people who used to support Obamacare are now against it

    02/01/2014 7:50:02 AM PST · 3 of 20
    sauron to grundle


  • Saakashvili: Ukraine is 'first geopolitical revolution of the 21st century'

    01/30/2014 10:06:03 PM PST · 11 of 14
    sauron to Tailgunner Joe
    Putin commands battalions of Chechen jihadists who he ordered to attack Georgia and massacre Christians. Putin appointed the son of the Chechen mufti as dictator of Chechnya for life. Putin doesn't just kiss muslim ass he arms them against Christians and Israel and builds them nuclear reactors and supplies nuclear fuel to make a bomb to wipe Israel off the map.


    What I can't figure is that Moscow turned Grozny into a moonscape, then (apparently?) rebuilt it. Google "Grozny" and look at it--it's more neon that Las Vegas, and more modern than any city in America.

    Or was that Islamic money?

    The Chechens were the ones that brought the Beslan Massacre. I think Russia is running scared of 'em, and rebuilt Grozny out of fear, but perhaps it was pan-Islamic $$ that rebuilt it. Dunno.

    Anyone know?

  • Saakashvili: Ukraine is 'first geopolitical revolution of the 21st century'

    01/30/2014 10:04:44 PM PST · 10 of 14
    sauron to Tailgunner Joe
    Putin commands battalions of Chechen jihadists who he ordered to attack Georgia and massacre Christians. Putin appointed the son of the Chechen mufti as dictator of Chechnya for life. Putin doesn't just kiss muslim ass he arms them against Christians and Israel and builds them nuclear reactors and supplies nuclear fuel to make a bomb to wipe Israel off the map.


    What I can't figure is that Moscow turned Grozny into a moonscape, then (apparently?) rebuilt it. Google "Grozny" and look at it--it's more neon that Las Vegas, and more modern than any city in America.

    Or was that Islamic money?

    The Chechens were the ones that brought the Beslan Massacre. I think Russia is running scared of 'em, and rebuilt Grozny out of fear, but perhaps it was pan-Islamic $$ that rebuilt it. Dunno.

    Anyone know?

  • Real alphabet for English?

    01/30/2014 9:19:10 PM PST · 25 of 68
    sauron to dangus
    The European Union commissioners

    ROTLMAO! Brilliant!

  • Are Catholics Christ’s Chosen People?

    01/26/2014 10:29:56 AM PST · 48 of 148
    sauron to ifinnegan
    This deification of Mary and praying to saints are the big problems with Protestants and catholicism as I see it.

    The deification of Mary is also a problem from the Orthodox teaching as well.

    Orthodox Christians do regard Mary as special (specially prepared, righteous parentage, righteous life, etc.) because her charge was to safeguard Christ into this world. So she's special (theotokos or the one that gave birth to God) in that regard and worthy of note. But definitely not a deity.

    By the way, the Orthodox church compiled the Bible. Wasn't the Catholics. Compilation occurred long before the Roman church split off from the mainstream. Look at the historical timeline.

    Also of note: "Catholic" -- The Orthodox priests will always remind you that the Orthodox is catholic. In the very meaning of the word. For this reason, "Catholics" are more correctly referred to as "Roman Catholics" when we are referring to them.

    Lastly, I would point out that change doesn't come easily to the Orthodox. There's a joke--"How many Orthodox priests does it take to change a light bulb?" The response: "Chaaaange?!" (Meaning that won't change, that the very idea is met with resistance.) The Orthodox only change what must change, and are slow to adopt new ideas that themselves will not withstand the test of a millennium or so.

    No desire to be contentious, just to correct a few things. ;)

  • Ten Million Man March

    01/19/2014 3:11:25 AM PST · 43 of 63
    sauron to Steve Newton
    But I am thinking it is beyond even that. I think we should just close DC down. And wait.

    What you've been suggesting is tantamount to INSURRECTION against a democratically elected (if Ohio and PA wasn't in fact stolen) government.

    I'll have no part of it. Elections have consequences, even when they render an outcome adverse to Conservative interests.

    Sorry, guy. My heart is with you, but not my mind.

  • Reform or lose us as member, Britain’s finance minister tells EU

    01/16/2014 12:05:36 AM PST · 10 of 17
    sauron to Olog-hai
    Excellent series of YouTube videos of Nigel Farage of the UKIP party passionately and cogently arguing against further integration into the EU structure. In fact, he wants the UK to withdraw entirely.

    He's a one-man voice of freedom over there. His UKIP is remarkably akin to our own Tea Party.

    I've spent countless hours listening to his speeches in the European Parliament. He's funny, direct, and RIGHT.

    I would encourage anyone with the time to search for any of his videos. Get some popcorn. He's a gas.

  • UN climate chief: Communism is best to fight global warming

    01/15/2014 11:57:49 PM PST · 6 of 36
    sauron to 2ndDivisionVet
    Leftists inevitably envy the authoritarian structures of the statists and their regimes.

    That woman is too stupid to be ashamed of her position, and too stupid to understand why she's dead wrong in her assertions.

    Things like the EPA--in communist nations--are considered impediments. They ape our governmental structures whenever convenient, so as to grant themselves the semblance of governmental legitimacy (i.e., we're the government, we're looking out for the people). But it's a sham.

    That pretty much applied to the USSR and others; with China, YES, it is so very bad in Peking that the Party really does want to reduce pollution, that is true.

    They're reaping their own whirlwind: They were in such a hot hurry to industrialize, they threw all environmental sense to the wind. Only now do they realize their mistake. The Heavy Hand of one party rule can make quick decisions, yes, but often these decisions have unintended consequences. (E.g., rapid industrialization leading to rapid environmental degradation.)

    Another example of the joyous benefits of one party rule would be the one child police. Great idea, it will reduce the population. girls, because every family chooses boys. What a collosal BLUNDER the party made, eh?

    Top down governance always results in amplification of mistakes because of bad policy's unintended consequences.

  • N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

    01/14/2014 9:28:44 PM PST · 51 of 74
    sauron to null and void
    Null, that was a fantastic pic.


  • Akademic Shokalskiy makes it back to port, #spiritofmawson ship of fools still stuck in Antarctica

    01/14/2014 11:24:59 AM PST · 12 of 16
    sauron to GeronL
    Got a smile with that song.

    I even sang it to myself to check it out.

  • Ditching land line at home? (VANITY)

    01/09/2014 5:42:58 AM PST · 13 of 107
    sauron to pogo101
    Wife, son, and I did the same about 8 years ago. And we thought we were laggards! You've outlasted us.

    Seriously, the only adjustment I've had to make is to REMEMBER to drag my cell phone with me from room to room. That's the weird thing--kids do it as a matter of course, but those of us (I'm 52) who grew up with land lines think of the house phone as a central location, with a loud ringer.

    Cell phones are more personal in so many ways--quieter ringer, personalized this and that.

    I was worried that my doctor, the pharmacy, work (before I retired!) would have trouble reaching me. I worried for naught. We waited years as the land line grew quieter and quieter...we never used it!

    My advice: Ditch it! You won't miss it. And don't look back.

  • Kepler-62f: A Possible Water World

    01/05/2014 9:17:06 PM PST · 25 of 43
    sauron to lbryce
    It's just a fantasy to ever think we could manage to seek out new life, new civilizations when you can hardly get there at least in less than a century or two with present technology.

    Century or two?

    If only it were that short....

  • Barf! Subtle Distortion in Universe's Oldest Light: Swirls in Remnants of Big Bang

    01/05/2014 7:36:32 PM PST · 80 of 94
    sauron to GodAndCountryFirst
    You are naive. These are atheist scientists trying to prove that the universe is godless. I don’t want to pay for that.

    Don't worry, GodAndCountryFirst. They will not be able to. God's got it all covered.

    God is Truth. Nothing can disprove Truth. I would argue also that He expects us to investigate, and might be disappointed if we didn't. Like raising birds from the nest that never want to use their wings, or fish their fins, etc., if we didn't use our inquiring minds to explore His universe.

    We were meant to discover Him.

    Science only means "knowledge," although the term usually invokes ideas of an investigatory process, it really only means "knowledge."

    Eerily...Revelation predicted 2,000 years ago that (1) travel and (2) science, er...knowledge--would "increase." EERIE! Goosebump time. Also a host of other predictions--about Israel, the world, behaviors of man and governments, world're all well aware.

    Must have been weird < 1948. Israel? Doesn't exist. Whatareyatalkingabout?!

    Anyway, the point is: It's all in God's hands. It always was. He saw the end from the beginning. To fear government funding of scientific investigation (serious science, that is, not fluff stuff) should never be feared, but welcomed.

  • Barf! Subtle Distortion in Universe's Oldest Light: Swirls in Remnants of Big Bang

    01/05/2014 7:29:34 PM PST · 79 of 94
    sauron to Hulka
    “let there be light. . .” = instantaneous creation = Big Bang.

    Yup. That's the way I see it, too.

    Most people don't realize that the "Big Bang Theory" (although not so-called at that time) was proposed by a Christian theologian, Georges Lemaitre.

    Oh, and the irony?

    Lemaitre, the Christian, the theologian, the astronomer-scientist, was soundly ridiculed by the scientific establishment for trying to propose a point in time establishing the creation of the observable universe.

    They claimed the universe was perpetual, eternal, and extended backward forever in time. (You see, they hated having to accept a universe that was not eternal, for if it had an implied an Originator. The river [the universe] cannot be higher than its Source [God], so to speak.)

    They coined the term "Big Bang" to ridicule Lemaitre. The term stuck. But it mutated: instead of remaining ridicule, it became accepted, and everyone forgot how that argument began.

    Judeo-Christianity had always been proclaiming an origin in time for the universe. Science had proclaimed the opposite.

    How quickly people forget.

  • Barf! Subtle Distortion in Universe's Oldest Light: Swirls in Remnants of Big Bang

    01/05/2014 8:31:23 AM PST · 4 of 94
    sauron to GodAndCountryFirst
    I KNOW the origin of the universe! God, who designed and built the universe, told us how he did it. I don't need money used to try to disprove God's Word! What a huge waste of money.

    I'm a Christian.

    I disagree with you. Completely. We're investigating the Clockmaker, taking apart the clock, examining it, and in the process, we will only confirm that He exists. It's a great use of the money.

    We should spend more.

    The sciences: Chemistry, biology, physics--are only confirming that this is an ordered universe.

    Why the fear? Relax. It's all gonna work out to be fine. It was always planned to. ;)

  • WA: Poll on Gun Control at Seattle Times

    01/04/2014 5:57:03 PM PST · 20 of 30
    sauron to marktwain
    As of 5:55pm PST 1/4/14:

    No one. Americans have the right to bear arms. Period. stands at 62.32%

    Only for sales by licensed dealers: 21.4%

    All gun sales: 16.28%


  • Rescue for Antarctic ice-bound ship under threat (Chinese ice breaker may also be stuck)

    12/31/2013 2:52:30 PM PST · 67 of 122
    sauron to Mercat
    Why do the Chinese have icebreakers?

    A) The area around Dalian (?) just might freeze over. Don't know.

    B) Good to be prepared when they finally move on Siberia, and China extends its borders to the arctic. Don't laugh, I'm sure they're planning it.

  • A Rational Approach to the Divinity of the Jewish Torah Oral Tradition

    12/31/2013 4:28:40 AM PST · 11 of 14
    sauron to Phinneous
    I watched the entire video. Interesting.

    BUT...I was more than a little let down because the same yardstick he applies to Judaism applies EQUALLY WELL to Christianity...and he fails to give full explanation as to why the origins of Christianity also fit his Past theory.


    Additionally, I was left with the distinct feeling that the swipes he took at Christianity were meant to discourage his audience from even entertaining those thoughts, i.e., applying the same investigatory yardstick. The cover up only works as long as one can be convinced not to uncover the origins.


  • National Defence spent $14,000 on poll about superheroes’ abilities

    12/28/2013 8:26:13 AM PST · 5 of 9
    sauron to Loyalist
    Canada would have been better served to have spent that pittance (it ain't much) to buy extra ammo.

    I don't think they take anything seriously.

    But then again, uh...we manage to waste a ton of money, too.

    I don't think any Western Democracies take the dangers of the world seriously.

  • Disease and trauma within collapsing Indus Civilisation

    12/27/2013 5:16:54 AM PST · 9 of 32
    sauron to Vehmgericht
    I find it impossible to read anything that uses “BCE.” It is an immediate giveaway that there is some defective thinking going on.

    Me, too.

    Just to annoy these so-called "historian-experts," I play dumb and ask 'em what does "BCE" stand for?

    "Before the Common Era."

    "Oh? Common to what? Oh...I notice the zero point for your measurement JUST HAPPENS to correspond to Christ's you mind if I call it 'Before the Christian Era'?"

    Then sit back, relax, watch the apopleptic fit set in. ;)

  • An Army of Elders -- Heber C. Kimball [1868 Mormon leader prophecy: Second Coming of Joseph Smith]

    12/27/2013 5:08:21 AM PST · 4 of 12
    sauron to CatherineofAragon
    One Joe was enough.

    Instead of "Reformed Egyptian," maybe Joe #2 will harp on Esperanto.

  • 'SmithEmphasisMas': Over-the-top renditions of Christmas themes applied to Joseph Smith [Vanity]

    12/22/2013 9:04:30 AM PST · 9 of 37
    sauron to Colofornian
    Thanks, enjoyed your post, as I always do.

    I find their deification of Joe Smith offensive, as a Christian. I know many others do, too.

    It's a Counterfeit Christianity. That's why it draws such a passionate response.

    The Bible warns us against False Prophets, does it not? Let's all be mindful of that warning.

  • Senate Majority Leader Checks Himself into Hospital

    12/22/2013 8:56:01 AM PST · 3 of 25
    sauron to John Semmens

    The truth is, he was hospitalized for having a HEART that is TWO SIZES TOO SMALL.

    I know. I have lived in his district for...long before he was a $enator.

  • The Left's Militant, Proactive Intolerance

    12/20/2013 6:16:30 AM PST · 11 of 15
    sauron to Flycatcher
    For extra added hilarity/hypocrisy/irony points, I read where one homosexual advocate dared to call him


    Now, I thought that was ironic. Here we had a Christian using the word "logical" and correctly describing the correct function of body parts in the clinical way a doctor would--no emotion, not hate--and then the person who actually does exhibit every single characteristic of the very definition of VILEness comments on how VILE the Christian is!

    Definition of VILE: foul, nasty, unpleasant, bad, disagreeable, horrid, horrible, dreadful, abominable, atrocious, offensive, obnoxious, odious, unsavory, repulsive, DISGUSTING, distasteful, loathsome, HATEFUL, nauseating, sickening.... (from a Google search)

    What's that verse of the Bible that warns us about a time when they will call Good Bad, and Bad Good?

  • The Bible vs The Book of Mormon (Great video, 1H+)

    12/19/2013 11:29:43 PM PST · 13 of 23
    sauron to teppe
    I guess that you don’t think God cares enough to talk to man anymore....or maybe he lost his ability to speak.

    No, God doesn't need to keep on speaking, that's the whole point.

    His last and final word was HIS SON. The cup of grace is now full. No need to add anything else to it. Why do you insist on doing so?