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  • Democrat wins special election in Trump heartland Missouri

    02/07/2018 10:05:56 AM PST · 24 of 25
    schaef21 to Eric in the Ozarks


    That District encompasses parts of Jefferson County... Arnold and Fenton included. Tons of blue collars in that area.

    108 votes won it..... you don’t think that’s backlash from Right To Work?

  • Democrat wins special election in Trump heartland Missouri

    02/07/2018 7:53:51 AM PST · 11 of 25
    schaef21 to Pinkbell

    I’m from St. Louis. This is a heavily union area. The Missouri Legislature just passed Right To Work. Case closed..... don’t let the media read more into it than is there.

    This was union payback.... nothing more.

  • Senate Dems take deal, clearing way to end shutdown

    01/22/2018 9:51:08 AM PST · 10 of 68
    schaef21 to jazusamo


    Democrats were taking a beating so they’re agreeing to end the shutdown. There was going to be a DACA vote anyway.... this is nothing new.

    No wall, no end to the chain, no end to the lottery, no deal.

  • New Third Gender Option Is Now Available on Washington State Birth Certificates

    01/05/2018 4:26:38 PM PST · 26 of 40
    schaef21 to Hadean

    Good grief....why don’t they change it to “with” and “without”?

  • Barack Obama to Prince Harry: Hashtags Don’t Bring About Change

    12/27/2017 1:45:22 PM PST · 40 of 77
    schaef21 to heterosupremacist

    No......EO’s getting rid of regulations do.

  • CNN’s John King on GOP Tax Reform: Working Families Will Get ‘Damn Good Money’

    12/20/2017 8:11:54 PM PST · 12 of 32
    schaef21 to lightman

    Is there some reason you can’t move to another state?

  • Labor Leaders Highlight Republican Tax Bill’s Devastating Effects On Working People

    12/15/2017 4:38:37 PM PST · 14 of 17
    schaef21 to mdittmar

    Pantload Alert!

  • Ex-AG Eric Holder: ‘You’ll Find Integrity at FBI Headquarters and Not at 1600 Penn Ave’

    12/03/2017 4:07:02 PM PST · 54 of 97
    schaef21 to Eddie01

    The only thing Holder knows about integrity is that he doesn’t have any.

  • Tom Perez on October Jobs Report

    11/04/2017 5:00:21 PM PDT · 9 of 22
    schaef21 to JohnBrowdie

    Baghdad that you?

  • Cutco Probably Asked You to Sell Knives. Now It’s Getting Sued.

    10/18/2017 8:20:34 AM PDT · 46 of 74
    schaef21 to RooRoobird20

    ***Cutco knives are expensive but the big set I bought FORTY years ago is still dangerously sharp. They are really good knives.***

    My son sold them after his Freshman year in college...that was 1993.

    We are still using them and they are still sharp.... although we’ve never sharpened them.

    I’d say we’ve gotten value out of them.

  • Confusing the Evolution Debate (Most Americans would not object to all sides being taught)

    10/06/2017 10:44:54 AM PDT · 37 of 49
    schaef21 to JimSEA

    ***In other words, nothing derived by science is true. Only the Bible can inform us?***

    Hi JimSEA.

    I don’t know how you could have read my post and come to that conclusion about what I think.

    My point is that science hasn’t proven what you think it has proven.

    To meet the criteria of the scientific method something has to be observable, testable, repeatable and falsifiable.

    The theory of evolution can’t meet that requirement.... and neither can creation.

    Examination of both propositions is forensic in nature. The question is “what is the most reasonable”?

    Natural law demands an outside force to start it all. Consider this:

    One of these four things is true, they are the only options:

    1. Matter/energy do not exist.
    2. Matter/energy are eternal.
    3. Matter/energy spontaneously generated from nothing.
    4. Matter/energy were created.

    Option #1 is falsified by the scientific method, we observe matter and energy every day.

    Option #2 is falsified by the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Everything in the universe is subject to entropy and we are headed irrevocably toward heat death. If the universe were eternal this would have already happened. It is really a moot point anyway.... science is all-in on the Big Bang, which says that the universe had a beginning and is therefore not eternal.

    Option #3 is falsified by the 1st Law of Thermodynamics which says that energy is constant. By natural processes it can neither be created nor destroyed. If natural processes can’t create energy, it had to have been created by something outside of nature… by definition, then, Supernaturally.

    It is also falsified by the Law of the Conservation of Matter which says the same thing about matter that the 1st Law of Thermo says about energy.

    It is also falsified by the Law of Causality. Every effect must have a pre-existent cause and the effect cannot be greater than the cause. It is not possible to have an infinite regress of causes. The initial cause would have to have come from outside of nature, again, Supernaturally.

    Option #4 cannot at this point be falsified….. and it is the only option that is left. I said this to you in an earlier post and I’ll stand on it: The question is not “Is there a Creator”, the questions is “Who is the Creator”.

    Those who say that life was planted here by “an alien civilization” (the directed panspermia argument) haven’t solved anything….. they’ve just moved it elsewhere in the universe and they still have the same problems outlined in options 1, 2 & 3 above. The Creator can’t be part of nature, He has to exist outside of nature.

    I’ve been interested in this subject for a lot of years now. The more I look at the world around me and the incredible complexity required for life, the more I am in awe of the Creator.

    Scripture says in John 1, Colossians 1 and Hebrews 1 that God created everything through his son Jesus Christ.

    Jesus then submitted to the will of the Father and was inserted into history to redeem that which He Himself had created in His own image.

    When He was here, He validated scripture’s creation account (Mt. 19:4-5), He also validated the global flood (Luke 17:26-27).

    Those who profess Christianity and believe that the Creation/Flood accounts are allegorical are essentially disavowing the one they profess to follow.

    Blessings to you, JimSEA

  • Confusing the Evolution Debate (Most Americans would not object to all sides being taught)

    10/05/2017 12:15:27 PM PDT · 34 of 49
    schaef21 to JimSEA

    ***Atomic physics introduces us to isotopes which give us a means to measure through measuring radioactive decay, to date accurately rock and the fossils it contains. ***

    JimSEA.... A couple of things on this.
    First of all this has nothing to do with the validity of the theory of evolution.

    Second.... the only thing that is accurate about radiometric dating is the measurement of the parent & daughter elements. Everything else is conjecture. To use Potassium/Argon as an example... you can’t know how much of each was there at the formation of the rock, you only know how much is there now.

    You also can’t know if the decay rate has been constant, whether anything has leached into the sample, whether any of the Argon has diffused out of the sample.... it’s not knowable.

    Try answering this question:

    An 8 oz. glass contains 50% ice and 50% water. How long did it take to get that way?

    Obviously this is unanswerable, there’s too much that you don’t know... room temperature variance is but one factor of many you’d need to know.

    How is that any different than this:

    A rock is tested and contains equal parts of Potassium and Argon. How long did it take to get that way?

    To get the answer you have to make some things up. They may be “educated guesses” but that is all they are.

    One thing we do know about radiometric dating is that rocks of known ages have been dated and been wildly wrong. Mt. St. Helen’s is a primary example of that.

    ***Comparative morphology will show relationships of fossils over time. You don’t have to be there to watch.***

    Comparative morphology proves nothing. In fact it could be used to argue the counterpoint that there was a common designer.

    The fossil record is actually not good for the evolutionary side of the argument.

    Stephen J. Gould posited Punctuated Equilibrium precisely because the fossil record does not show gradual change.

    Stephen Meyer wrote a book called “The Signature in the Cell” in which he discussed in great detail the Cambrian Explosion.... certainly something that evolutionists have to explain away, not use as a basis for argument.

    Henry Gee, the senior editor of Nature magazine wrote this back in 1999:

    “To take a line of fossils and claim that they represent a lineage is not a scientific hypothesis that can be tested, but an assertion that carries the same validity as a bedtime story – amusing, perhaps even instructive, but not scientific.”

    Needless to say, Henry Gee was no Creationist.

    ***Scripture is often allegorical. It gives us faith and values that science can never address beyond validating the age and origin of written material but never the religious presentations.***

    All of the top Hebrew scholars (and I don’t use the term “all” loosely) are in agreement that the Creation account in the Book of Genesis is a historical narrative and is not allegorical.

    You can refer to the works of Dr. Stephen Boyd who did a statistical study of Genesis 1-11 and determined that it was a non-starter to call it allegory.

    While scripture uses all of the literary tools that we use today (similes, metaphors, hyperbole and the like), there is no indication that any of it is allegorical.

    Archaeologists routinely vouch for the historicity of the Bible.

    Blessings to you JimSEA.

  • Confusing the Evolution Debate (Most Americans would not object to all sides being taught)

    10/04/2017 7:54:48 PM PDT · 12 of 49
    schaef21 to JimSEA

    There is no way to test evolution (molecules to man) and no way to falsify it either.

    It is a faith proposition as is creationism.

    Laws of nature dictate that matter/energy was initiated from outside of nature.

    The question is not “Is there a Creator?”. The question is “Who is the Creator?”

    Scripture provides a compelling answer.

  • D’Souza: The Left Isn’t Just Tearing Down History, They’re Rewriting It

    09/17/2017 8:03:17 AM PDT · 19 of 24
    schaef21 to davikkm

    “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”

    Isaiah 5:20

  • Saturday Sports

    08/12/2017 6:49:17 AM PDT · 8 of 22
    schaef21 to sodpoodle

    A Mariners reliever years ago during Griffey, Jr’s rookie year (I think his name was Holman):

    “High School cost Griffey two years on his pension”

    That was a great one.

  • An Open Letter to My Colleagues (regarding life’s origin)

    08/11/2017 8:21:17 AM PDT · 10 of 24
    schaef21 to theoldmarine

    Amen, brother.

  • Vanity - Democrats should stand alone/isolated on "Obamacare" implosion.

    07/28/2017 8:08:00 AM PDT · 14 of 64
    schaef21 to JLAGRAYFOX

    The Enemedia will make sure that the GOP gets the blame.

  • How McCain tanked Obamacare repeal

    07/28/2017 7:09:25 AM PDT · 42 of 46
    schaef21 to Bull Man; grania

    You can do what you want, Bull Man. Obviously it is your prerogative.

    What you are essentially doing is giving up.

    Under Obamacare I went from $450 monthly with a $5,000 deductible to $1000+ monthly with a $7,000 deductible. I obviously feel your pain.... $600 a month in after tax dollars that I couldn’t spend on my wife, my grandkids, vacations.... the list is endless.

    It is distasteful for me as well.... I’m plenty PO’d at the GOP but they really are our only hope.

    For every person that does what you do, that’s one less vote that the donkeys need to get.

  • How McCain tanked Obamacare repeal

    07/28/2017 6:07:29 AM PDT · 25 of 46
    schaef21 to Bull Man

    Big mistake, Bull Man.

    I’m just as unhappy as you are..... but looking at it logically 45 members voted for full repeal and 49 voted to get rid of the mandates.

    We need to work to pick up the 5 members we need. Doing anything else is suicidal..... Democrats will take this to single-payer in a heartbeat.

    Voting Libertarian won’t solve anything.

  • Tourism officials suspend $18 million incentive for Noah’s Ark site over property transfer

    07/21/2017 5:01:28 PM PDT · 22 of 24
    schaef21 to napscoordinator

    I am the President of a local Creation group that has five speakers presenting biblical truth to people of all ages....both believers and unbelievers.

    Answers in Genesis has provided invaluable materials in our pursuit of evangelizing the lost and equipping the saved.

    Two former Board Members of our group work at AIG, one of whom taught anatomy and histology at a prominent ultra liberal university for 35 years before retiring and moving to Kentucky to serve the ministry.

    After enduring 35 years of slings and arrows as the only creationist in the Med school there I’m pretty sure he would have the ability to spot a charlatan.

    You throw out accusations, I suggest you back them up. Show me Ham’s million dollar home and his string of fancy cars.

    I am not up to speed on this tax deal...I haven’t read AIG’s position on it. Somehow though, I get the feeling that if Donald Trump had done this you’d call him a genius.