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  • Gail Collins doesn’t think Barack Obama is so bad: “After all Warren Harding had a girlfriend”

    07/10/2014 2:08:24 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    wbarmy to Verginius Rufus

    I am pretty sure neither of the Bushes were ever suspected of infidelity since their respective wives would have beat them into pulp if they so much as thought the thought.

  • A Sexual Revolution for Young Evangelicals? No.

    07/10/2014 9:46:15 AM PDT · 14 of 15
    wbarmy to ReformationFan
    I slightly disagree with the point on divorce. There have been several studies which show the divorce rate amongst Christians is not as bad as the media likes to parrot. When the numbers look at nominal versus church going Christians, the divorce rate is significantly lower.

    There was a huge study done approximately twenty years ago by BJU and PCC, which showed that a male or female, married within the church, and faithful to church, can look forward to average marriage survivability rates in the 90 percentile.

  • My daughter became a pro-life activist, but I couldn’t tell her I aborted her brother

    07/08/2014 5:44:01 PM PDT · 40 of 41
    wbarmy to wagglebee

    Wonderful story and I think she is incredibly brave, but I have one question.

    Where is her husband, where is the father of those children?

    If that kind of an emotional bomb blew up in my house, I would be right there to help pick up the pieces and support everyone. Where is he?

  • Sheriff's deputy will NOT be charged for shooting dead 13-year-old boy ...

    07/08/2014 4:00:04 PM PDT · 140 of 152
    wbarmy to Karl Spooner

    And I answered. I do not know, and neither does anyone here.

  • Sheriff's deputy will NOT be charged for shooting dead 13-year-old boy ...

    07/08/2014 3:51:55 PM PDT · 138 of 152
    wbarmy to Karl Spooner

    I do not know, and neither does anyone here. The investigators for the police department should have looked into those things, and until I see something different, I will stand by what I said. You go running around a neighborhood with what looks like a real gun, scaring somebody who calls the police, then lifting it toward the police, you will probably get shot.

    No one reading this would do that with their weapons, open carry or not. There has to be some common sense when carrying any kind of weapon, especially one which could be mistaken for something really deadly.

    Finally, could the cop have acted in a more deliberate manner? Yes, he could have, especially if he was a war veteran. But I was not in his position, hearing what was said on the radio, and being in that neighborhood. Again, if more information comes out, my opinion might change.

  • Sheriff's deputy will NOT be charged for shooting dead 13-year-old boy ...

    07/08/2014 2:00:44 PM PDT · 122 of 152
    wbarmy to Uncle Chip
    That is really uncalled for.

    I have fired AK-47’s as has my team mate here. We looked at the pictures and it took us some time to see the differences. In a stress situation, with the person turned away, as he is turning toward you it can be very easy to misidentify. There is a reason they put orange caps on the ends of those things.

    The only thing most people see as a barrel comes into view is the hole, not the rest of the gun.

  • Sheriff's deputy will NOT be charged for shooting dead 13-year-old boy ...

    07/08/2014 1:07:31 PM PDT · 115 of 152
    wbarmy to Uncle Chip

    I looked at those pictures of the actual “gun” and a real AK-47, and I could not tell the difference without several minutes of study. In a situation, in the open, gun barrel heading toward me. The policemen did the right thing, the kid and his parents were stupid.

    The worst this could be is “death by cop”, the best is just a stupid kid running around scaring people with his modified toy.

  • The Messy World of Smart Guns

    07/08/2014 12:32:56 PM PDT · 20 of 20
    wbarmy to joshua c

    The Soviet Union used this same practice to control their populace. Every major city had heating plants, which piped hot water to the different apartment buildings, and the hot water was used in the circulatory heating systems. Shut off the hot water, and people got real cold, real fast.

  • Hobby Lobby boycotters not crafty enough to win

    07/02/2014 6:24:20 PM PDT · 22 of 39
    wbarmy to yongin

    I remember one boycott which worked. In 1977 or 1978, Southland Life and their 7-11 stores started selling Playboy magazines and the Christian community went bonkers. With in two or three months, Southland Life backed down and took them totally off the racks in 7-11s, and as far as I know, never returned.

  • Mysterious Snakes, Bees Attack Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest

    07/01/2014 11:57:14 AM PDT · 32 of 43
    wbarmy to nickcarraway

    In Exodus the Lord talks about using bees, insects and wild animals to drive out the inhabitants of Canaan so they would not bother the Israelites as they moved in. Maybe God has decided child kidnappers and slavers could use some of the same medicine. I know I have been praying that God reveal Himself to those kidnappers.

  • I Divorced my Husband and Married the Au Pair

    06/30/2014 2:18:31 PM PDT · 53 of 66
    wbarmy to Jewbacca

    Not just a woman. Remember Gene Robertson who left his 30 year marriage for another man and has been celebrated for his courage. Never mind the wreck of his wife’s and children’s life. But if he had done this to his wife for a younger chippy, he would have been roasted, and rightly so.

  • Collaboration needed to curb gun violence

    06/29/2014 9:06:43 AM PDT · 21 of 26
    wbarmy to Calvin Locke

    Which happens every single place where people are armed. Dodge City in the 1870’s was a “gun free zone” with strict laws against carrying in the city limits. And guess where all the stories of gunfights and murders came from in the old west.

    And yet there are liberal websites telling how wonderful and commonsensical this was, I guess because of how well it worked.

  • As Moses Lifted Up The Serpent In The Wilderness

    06/29/2014 8:47:52 AM PDT · 25 of 78
    wbarmy to 353FMG

    If you are speaking of Protestants or Baptists, it is not the corpus, but the fact that we usually use an empty cross, to show that He is alive for evermore. His power is in his resurrection, not in His death. The death was accursed and pays for sin, but the Miracle in the Garden proves He is who He said He was.

  • Obstructionism Is Patriotic

    06/27/2014 5:20:58 AM PDT · 2 of 6
    wbarmy to Kaslin

    Now, lets see if something actually gets done. Do you really think those people will be removed from those positions or ever miss a days paycheck?

  • The Tuesday List - Top 10 Greatest Scientists Of All Time

    06/24/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT · 44 of 56
    wbarmy to Scoutmaster
    Sir Isaac Newton personally considered himself a theologian and spent a much larger amount of his time studying scripture. One book, discusses the huge religious library he owned and how much time he spent studying religious texts and biblical history.

    “There are more sure proofs of authenticity in the Bible than in any secular history. All my discoveries have been made in answer to prayer. I can take my telescope and look millions of miles into space; but I can go away to my room and in prayer get nearer to God and Heaven than I can when assisted by all the telescopes of Earth!”
    -Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

  • Disparaging the president is uncalled for (LAUGH ALERT)

    06/23/2014 1:01:51 PM PDT · 74 of 94
    wbarmy to MrB

    Good grief, I remember the whole assassination play that Broadway put on and how all the intelligentsia supported it for the sake of the “1st Amendment”. What a bunch of hypocrites and liars.

  • China’s Third Aircraft Carrier Could Be Nuclear (And as big as American flattops)

    06/23/2014 8:27:30 AM PDT · 26 of 26
    wbarmy to nathanbedford

    Actually, I think the biggest threat to China is what happens if there is significant conflict. We, the US and EU, will immediately stop buying their stuff and cancel their debt. This will cause an immediate halt in their factories, which will cause an immediate halt in paychecks to their citizens. And their citizens have not been in such a good mood lately. There are constant small scale strikes and worker revolts over the fact that we are not spending as much as we used to, and they are getting laid off.

    We do not normally see these actions because our media wants to keep us dumb, blind and looking in a different direction.

    But the leaders of China see it, and realize on how short a leash the tiger they riding is on.

    Plus, their planes are too damn big for the mission given of working on a carrier. They can only get one at a time on their lifts, and it has to be babied into position to fit. Look at the pictures.

  • Church Divorce Rate Way Lower than Anyone Thought

    06/21/2014 7:45:58 PM PDT · 11 of 13
    wbarmy to Faith Presses On

    I have tried to explain this to people in different churches but it just doesn’t seem to stick. For every divorced couple out there, there has to be two lasting marriages to counteract it in statistical averaging. Someone who has several marriages under there belt, so to say, really drags the statistics down because each of their marriages and divorces are counted as separate events, whereas the lasting marriage is one event.

  • Billy Joel Wants People to Stop Killing Elephants and Rhinos for Pianos

    06/19/2014 1:02:19 PM PDT · 42 of 67
    wbarmy to cripplecreek

    That is the real solution. Allow for the full trade and sell but only from actual businesses raising and harvesting the ivory. Just like free trade coffee, this business model would end up producing a glut of elephants. But it sounds so much more cool and caring if you make something illegal. You can’t be hip if you run a business.

  • Creation Conversion: The Turning Point (Spike Psarris)

    06/19/2014 9:26:13 AM PDT · 14 of 29
    wbarmy to fishtank

    The first real change in my opinions bout old earth and young earth creationism came about when granite and polonium halos were discussed. One of the funniest arguments against polonium halos ended with “this hypothesis cannot accommodate the many alternative lines of evidence that demonstrate a great age for the Earth.” If one fact shows up the theory, maybe those other lines of evidence need to be reviewed.

    The kicker for evolution was the fact that once a new species (change in chromosome number) occurred, who the heck did it mate with. Hopeful monsters aside, the mathematics alone make it impossible.

  • Seattle Times: We won't use Redskins name in our newspaper

    06/19/2014 9:16:00 AM PDT · 66 of 115
    wbarmy to clintonh8r
    I listened to Colin Cowherd this morning gushing over how much the “government” gives us and how we should do whatever they want for this largesse. he needs to go back to Europe with his mom.
  • Coming to America? Pastors Forced to Perform ‘Gay Weddings’?

    06/19/2014 5:32:30 AM PDT · 21 of 37
    wbarmy to TigerClaws

    There is no reason for a church to shut its doors if it loses its tax exempt status. They might need to change the focus of their spending and of their ministries, but the believer is told by the Bible and the Holy Spirit to support their church and pastor. The unbelieving churches would face hard times and that is why they will agree to follow the government rule, but the believing churches will keep doing what they are supposed to do; reaching out to a lost and dying world.

  • Peter King to Ted Cruz: I’m the ‘Third-Highest Republican’ on TV, So There (VIDEO)

    06/19/2014 4:31:45 AM PDT · 46 of 59
    wbarmy to PoloSec

    What in the Wide World of Sports are Wolf Points? Since I do not watch the show, I must be missing something.

  • Is it okay for a Christian to get a tattoo?

    06/18/2014 9:13:03 AM PDT · 30 of 149
    wbarmy to SeekAndFind

    Historically, tattoos and piercings were either used to mark slaves, or show your devotion to your particular god. Since my particular “God” wants an inner change and not an outward one, I will leave my skin the way He made it.

  • The Coming Evangelical Divide

    06/18/2014 9:04:01 AM PDT · 34 of 128
    wbarmy to Gamecock

    We aren’t separating. The chaff is going to get rid of the wheat because every time they look at the wheat, they realize what they are. The guilt will make them chase us out. The darkness “hates” the light.

  • Enough is enough: Bring them home, period.

    06/18/2014 7:45:32 AM PDT · 37 of 51
    wbarmy to TBP

    There is absolutely no question that we had succeeded and that the time honored habit of keeping our troops there to keep the peace, i.e. Germany and Japan, would have eventually given us a generation who were not wedded to Sharia.

    But Obama trumpeted that we were leaving a working and successful democracy and they didn’t need us anymore. This is ALL the democrats fault and has nothing to do with President Bush.

  • The New Children’s Crusade [VDH]

    06/17/2014 8:44:43 AM PDT · 14 of 16
    wbarmy to Servant of the Cross

    Actually, most of the children in the Children’s Crusade ended up being sold as slaves to the Turkish Muslims and Arab Muslims. Not a nice ending for their travels.

  • Right-Wing Christians Take It To a New Low By Handing Out Guns In Churches (Rant Alert)

    06/17/2014 8:41:40 AM PDT · 49 of 53
    wbarmy to 2ndDivisionVet
    The fact this “moron” uses the word teabagger in his screed, goes to highlight the fact of how unhinged he is. NOBODY calls themselves teabaggers, that is a really nasty pejorative term from computer online gamers. No Christian would ever use those terms to denote themselves or any others.
  • Armed Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement: Charles Cobb & Danielle McGuire on Forgotten History

    06/15/2014 9:52:24 AM PDT · 4 of 4
    wbarmy to 2ndDivisionVet

    I like and agree with the owning guns part of living in the south. How ironic that the author forgot to mention who gave them those guns and who fought the politicians who tried to bring in gun control laws. The NRA and the Republicans. One of the first acts of the NRA was to put guns into black hands for self defense against the government and the KKK.

    Where is that story mentioned?

  • Safe haven keeps immigrant families together

    06/15/2014 8:45:20 AM PDT · 9 of 20
    wbarmy to moonshinner_09

    I went and started reading the comments section in the MSNBC article. There is an amazing number of commentators who are angry at the movement to amnesty and at the illegal actions of so many of these immigrants. Either there are a whole lot of free-republic people tearing their comment lines up, or there are a lot more angry people in the country than I thought.

  • Ted Cruz’s Reagan strategy: What’s behind his sinister plan for 2016 (Cue scary music)

    06/15/2014 8:31:10 AM PDT · 17 of 58
    wbarmy to Old Retired Army Guy

    Really, you are going to judge the guy because you do not like the tie he is wearing. God forbid he ever gets a question about underwear Ala Clinton.

  • ISIL issues ‘10 commandments’ for Islamic rule

    06/13/2014 9:56:03 AM PDT · 25 of 33
    wbarmy to Ingtar

    The black rock or stone was not carved by human hands but sent down bu God. Since it is not a human artifact, it is not an idol. The stone is black because it removes sin from those who touch or gaze on it.

    Not my religion or belief, but the Sunnis, ISIL, will not destroy it.

  • Kirsten Powers gets it dangerously wrong on the Bible and homosexuality

    06/08/2014 8:56:58 AM PDT · 36 of 53
    wbarmy to

    I have no idea what you are talking about reference California Chrome and “the kiss”. Could you explain please? No sarcasm intended.

  • Gene Complexity Eludes a Simple Definition

    06/07/2014 8:51:08 AM PDT · 29 of 31
    wbarmy to JimSEA
    Wow, simply wow. I never said anything about lying or believing or not believing you. However, you decide to question my veracity on the thesis, then turn around and make me out to be the pathological liar.

    As for the radiometric dating, Richard Leakey did that specific “testing” regime for skull 1470 and the KBS tuff. He shopped the testing around until he got the dates he wanted, ignoring other evidence found in the dig.

    As for geological bodies which could not have formed, do some real studies of the deposits laid down by the St Helen's volcanic explosion. Many of the geological formations you might be talking about were formed within a few weeks to a few months by the hydrological processes there.

    And I really am bothered how you keep turning this back onto me personally. I am not a Luddite and understand that the oil and metals I use daily come from the work of science in the field. But I do know there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

  • Gene Complexity Eludes a Simple Definition

    06/06/2014 12:54:07 PM PDT · 24 of 31
    wbarmy to JimSEA
    Richard Goldschmidt and the theory of saltation disagree with you.

    And the zebra horse explanation has nothing to do with what I said. There HAS to be an offspring, two actually, at some point with a discernible chromosome difference from its progenitors. There can be no way around this fact, which is the reason that the saltation theory came up.

    As for radiometric dating, I have held in my hands doctoral thesis's which show the total lack of integrity in that style of dating. Dates which do not match the mentally predetermined dates are discarded, not even reported in the thesis, and discordant material is removed from the sample till they get the dates they want. Total rubbish and if a financial company operated with those rules they would all be in jail.

    Anything can be construed as a transitional when you set the basis for what a species is or is not. Researchers do it by claiming new species when there is a small physiological difference in two supposedly related fossils. But unless there is someway to get DNA from these fossils, there is no proof that anything was related.

    If you are talking about Tiktaalik, then that is only conjecture with no proof for any of the suggestions. This is reminiscent of the Coelacanth conjectures which were all proven wrong when a living one was found. And there are creatures alive today that have both working gills & lungs.

    But the ultimate point is still that there had to be a change in the chromosomal makeup at some point into another real species, which has never been shown or proven. Even the possibility is not explained by any evolutionist, except for Dr. Goldschmidt.

  • Gene Complexity Eludes a Simple Definition

    06/06/2014 11:25:24 AM PDT · 19 of 31
    wbarmy to JimSEA
    I did not say “one” mutation leads to another species, but actually, that has to happen at some point. There is no grading between the chromosome count between evolutionary predecessors. At some point, there has to be a baby born with a different chromosome count than its mother. That is the species difference, the “hopeful” monster.

    And yes, I do have understanding of fossils and evolution. The fact is that there has never been a fossil made which did not occur under rapid burial in anoxic conditions (excepting super rare amber style encapsulations) does not help your theory, but it does help the flood theorists. Especially the mass burials all over the world.

  • Wearable submarine to hunt for 2000-year-old computer

    06/06/2014 10:58:27 AM PDT · 12 of 21
    wbarmy to Jeff Chandler

    That really looks like the drawings for submersible suits from my 1960-1970 Popular Science magazines.

  • Lackland sheltering young immigrants

    06/05/2014 1:11:46 PM PDT · 7 of 12
    wbarmy to moonshinner_09
    1st - they are not immigrants. They are children being used as drug mules by criminals or they are stalking horses for their family, they are not immigrants.

    2nd- Notice they get food that Michelle will not allow American children to eat.

    3rd - The situation they are in has to be a nightmare for them. The abuse they have to take on the trip north, especially the girls, is horrific, and everyone involved with moving them north should be dispatched in the most immediate manner possible.

    4th - I have no real idea what the US is going to do about this. The societal diaspora from those countries can only be solved by the US actually going down there and fighting the drug dealers and corruption with our own people. Or we could start hammering the hell out of hard drug (cocaine, heroin, etc.)users here until they couldn't buy anymore. But notice that legalization of marijuana hasn't slowed this trade down at all. (Counting down till the Rand Paul people start screaming at me).

  • Gene Complexity Eludes a Simple Definition

    06/05/2014 12:30:27 PM PDT · 17 of 31
    wbarmy to JimSEA

    Microevolution is changes within a certain species, there is no change out of one specie to another. The better survivability which you speak of is the preexistence of the survival gene within the community, the poison kills off those without the genetic strain. Nothing new has actually been added, it has just been highlighted by the death of all the others. There is no mutation discovered anywhere which changes an organism into another organism.

    I also noticed how you changed the subject to another one without really answering the first argument, and how you make ad hominum attacks. Also, he is not “my” Dr. Hamm, he is his own person and says what he wants to or believes in.

    The fossil record is the most pathetic proof of anything to ever be foisted upon the public. The primitive birds you speak of were anything but primitive and had full operating bird characteristics such as avian lungs and breastbones. Using that type of chain of fossils is as stupid as the horse sequence where horses from different continents and time eras were put in a wholly imaginary sequence to “prove” their evolution. Keep believing what you want, but day after day, more scientists change from evolutionists to creationists as the real evidence piles against that belief.

  • Gene Complexity Eludes a Simple Definition

    06/05/2014 11:06:32 AM PDT · 12 of 31
    wbarmy to JimSEA
    Total malarkey. Scientific study of how mutations affect natural selection show that the genes actually keep the organism at the state it is in, not some changed state. The larger molars argument is proven wrong by the sugar content work done by generations and generations of sugar beet producers.

    Constant selection for higher sugar content reached a natural limit in the genetic code and nothing could be produced with higher sugar content. The genes had a hard coded limit, and nothing would go past that. When they removed the imperative for sugar producing, the beets went back very quickly to the genetic mid-point.

    The genes are “designed” to keep the organism at a steady point and all of the evidence shows this to be true. Look up all the attempts to change the fruit fly through actual mutations, and within a couple of generations, the genes would “heal” the genetic mutation forced into the system.

  • Pro-life video of the day: Pro-lifers threatened with rocks

    06/05/2014 10:13:13 AM PDT · 4 of 5
    wbarmy to Blood of Tyrants
    Just remind yourself of who their father is and who the Father of the pro-life people is.
  • Gene Complexity Eludes a Simple Definition

    06/05/2014 10:01:57 AM PDT · 6 of 31
    wbarmy to JimSEA
    The whole theory of Evolution was based on Darwin's understanding of the cell, an amorphous blob of protoplasm. (Darwin's Black Box, Michael Behe) Darwin and the scientists immediately after him could claim all sorts of things with their limited knowledge. As knowledge of the complexity grows, the things you can claim the genes can do become significantly more impossible under random chance.
  • Forget the 'Taliban Five' – Obama's real chance is to free Gitmo's Cleared 78

    06/05/2014 7:04:35 AM PDT · 15 of 15
    wbarmy to DaveA37
    No sir. GTMO is for non-US citizens who have been involved in terrorist actions or POWs. Our President is a US citizen, just ask anybody, they will show you the birth certificate.
  • Forget the 'Taliban Five' – Obama's real chance is to free Gitmo's Cleared 78

    06/05/2014 5:47:37 AM PDT · 12 of 15
    wbarmy to Old Yeller

    I have a strong feeling the “herding” part will be as successful as the cattle herding the feds just did in Nevada.

  • This Democratic Senate candidate just hit Obama hard in an ad

    06/04/2014 2:28:19 PM PDT · 9 of 29
    wbarmy to Oldeconomybuyer

    She not he. Sorry

  • This Democratic Senate candidate just hit Obama hard in an ad

    06/04/2014 2:27:22 PM PDT · 8 of 29
    wbarmy to Oldeconomybuyer

    BS As a Democrat that means a Democrat will still be in charge of the Senate, that he will pass whatever stupid thing gets sent to the Senate, and his voting record proves it.

    He can flap his gums all he wants but I doubt he will ever vote with the Republicans.

  • Does the Bible really teach that premarital sex is wrong?

    06/04/2014 10:28:39 AM PDT · 10 of 131
    wbarmy to matthewrobertolson
    The only Sola Scriptura Protestant who would find it murky, would be one who was looking for an excuse to do what they had decided to do anyway.

    This is a straw man argument. No true, born again, bible believing Christian would ever make that argument. But a lot of progressive Christians would bend over backward to prove your point.

  • Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary

    06/02/2014 1:00:31 PM PDT · 6 of 34
    wbarmy to GailA
    It doesn't matter, commissaries and other post AAFES shops have had a very specific dress code for all patrons, and it has been around for a long time, at least into the 80’s. Everyone on post knows what it is and knows they don't break it. Military personnel can receive a counseling statement and possibly more if they ignore the regulations. They can even get the sponsor if a dependent breaks them. Just the way it is in the military life.
  • Dust on the Hymnal: Pondering the Decline of Hymn Singing in American Denominations

    06/02/2014 5:05:57 AM PDT · 19 of 128
    wbarmy to markomalley
    Our church and many of the Independent Baptist churches still sing hymns from a hymn book and without a huge amount of music covering the voices of the faithful. One of the best I have had the pleasure of attending is Heritage Baptist Church in Woodbridge, VA. Also really wonderful is the Pensacola Christian College Sunday services when all of the students are attending. The sound of hundreds of voices singing the praises of God together is truly inspiring and awesome.
  • American Soldier Who Served With Bowe Bergdahl Casts Doubt on Official Story

    06/01/2014 8:29:46 AM PDT · 47 of 96
    wbarmy to leapfrog0202
    Rosetta Stone does have a Pushtu course, and if my son was a long time captive, I would probably learn some so I could read their papers or listen to their radio stations.

    I have deployed three times to AFG and it is always good to know some of the enemies lingo, the more the better.