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Here are three very interesting items. For a change, I am not “going political” with this. But the content is very clearly political as to how Russia views themselves and how they view the US. I have only skimmed the articles so I’ll need to go back again and review them. Also, the vid clip’s points are somewhat illusive but you do get a picture of Putin the man as well as views on religion held in Russia that are not typical of western press. I’m interested in what some of the better minds out there think about this material….even you Sandy.
Thanks to Obama, the free world has lost its leader, the US! The world is now a more dangerous place.
On Wednesday, Russian announced that the Putin government has sold the latest S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran which have the capability of creating a no-fly zone along the Syrian-Lebanon border.
China on Tuesday warned India about setting up new military posts along their disputed 4,000-kilometer border.
Syria is lost as is Iraq and Libya. Egypt hangs in the balance. Iran’s uranium enrichment centrifuges are in high gear. Iran’s over flights of Iraq to resupply Syria with heavy arms and soldiers will continue until Assad wins.
Israel is hung out to dry and will have to fend for herself. North Korea has resumed uranium enrichment contrary to agreements.
Meanwhile Obama plays golf. As I have said many times on this blog, he never wanted to strike Syria and Putin has given him as well as Congress a way out.
It’s God’s wrath I tell you. He’s punishing Coloradans for voting out those two senators that wanted to restrict guns.
One person has been killed and several homes destroyed by flooding from heavy rains in Boulder County, Colo., authorities said early Thursday.
Andrew Barth, of the county’s Office of Emergency Management, said several structures in mountainous areas have been lost……
There’s no real point to this submission but when I read the story I was reminded of all those people that claim natural disasters are the result of abortions, gays, liberals, atheists, communists, feminists, and whatever other bogey man the religious right dreams up. I thought turn about was fair play for once.
As a follow up to Bubba Greene’s comment yesterday where he called the ouster of two senators from Colorado in a recall election a heart warming story.
Here’s an e-mail I received from the principal of my child’s middle school sure to warm your heart. I know it did mine.
I’ve blocked the name and location just in case he didn’t want it shared on this forum.
XXX will be conducting a lockdown drill in coordination with Officer Xxxxxx on September 24th at 9AM. The entire drill should take no longer than 20-30 minutes.
Thank you so much for supporting XXX and our efforts to keep your children safe!
Please contact me if you have any questions/concerns
Doesn’t it warm your hearts knowing our children have to practice something like this? Imagine what those poor oppressed English and Australian children are missing. Sure, those children get to go to school unafraid and feeling safe but they’ll never know that feeling of power you get by strapping a phallic symbol to your waste (and yes, I spelled it that way on purpose).
Because, you know……’Murica!!
Any guesses on how new voter ID requirements would help prevent these illegal voting tactics? I’m going to guess none because individual voter fraud is practically non-existent.
The Gothamist on Tuesday reported on a questionable get-out-the-vote campaign in New York City’s Orthodox Jewish enclave of Williamsburg that includes a promise to enter those who vote into a raffle for $250 cash prizes and gift certificates. ….. NY Election Law § 17-142 prohibits offering money or other valuable consideration to anyone to induce them to vote or refrain from voting. The nonprofit United Jewish Organizations denies claims that it was behind the voter campaign.
Last one this morning. The other day Michael and I were arguing about the inclusion of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. He seemed to think majority rule, it wasn’t hurting anyone (except atheists and they don’t count as real ‘Muricans anyway) and they just didn’t have to say those particular words.
Well, I’d like to direct your attention to the following story.
The American Humanist Association announced yesterday that it has filed a federal lawsuit against the Greenville County, South Carolina school district challenging on Establishment Clause grounds its practice of holding graduation for a Taylors, South Carolina elementary school in the chapel of North Greenville University. The University describes itself as offering “a quality education in a biblically sound, Christ-centered environment.” The complaint (full text) in American Humanist Association v. Greenville County School District, (D SC, filed 9/11/2013), claims that the graduation ceremony in the chapel also included two student-led Christian prayers that had been reviewed and approved by school staff.
I’d be interested in knowing what the distinction is between the words “under God” in the pledge being said at school and the above situation is.
Apparently the majority don’t mind the graduation being held in a chapel. The atheists don’t have to participate. In fact, they don’t have to attend. After all, they’re not being hurt are they?
Someone please explain to me the difference. I’m sure there is something I’m missing.
#6 – I don’t recall arguing with you at all, Scott. I do remember having a discussion, though.
As far as “I’m sure there is something I’m missing.”, you are correct.
I think there is a lot you are missing.
#6 – “He seemed to think majority rule, it wasn’t hurting anyone (except atheists and they don’t count as real ‘Muricans anyway) and they just didn’t have to say those particular words.”
Please don’t imply, Scott, that I don’t think atheists aren’t “real ‘Muricans”. Those are YOUR words…not mine.
Scott: The world is full of bad guys. Crazy people. People who are out to make a name for themselves. It is indeed heart warming that our educators are finally seeing that there are only two options. One is to pretend that the bad people do not exist. The other is to be ready for them and that is heart warming. What is NOT heartwarming is to know there are people who share your view that guns are the root of the problem. Plunk your magic twanger, remove guns….POOF! The problem is gone. There is a great vid clip which I cannot find right now about life in the world of gun totin’ gangs, criminals and crazies. It was shot in Chicago, and we have plenty of crazies there. Among the many points revealed is that the bad guys are already armed to the hilt. Secondly, they acquire most through criminal activity…STEALING them. Thirdly, they like the idea of an unarmed population. Fourthly, they will not surrender any of their guns no matter what laws are passed. And lastly, they mock people who hold your views as pure idiots. Dumb “do-gooders” as one called them. Mind you those are their views NOT mine. I feel your intentions are good but your approach is simply bad and that is mostly because you have been taught that way and never stepped outside the process of considering it for yourself. But fortunately, most Americans do NOT share your views and thus there is hope we can keep schools safe. Just one final analogy. Why are airline hi-jackings almost unheard of? Proper screening to find weapons and armed marshalls on aircraft. If I plan on a hi-jacking and think I can get a gun past the screening, I also have to know I may be sitting in front of a guy or gal specifically there to dispatch me when my crime begins.
Not sure where to ask this or even whether anybody can or will answer, but after reading the RT layoffs story this morning, can a moderator tell us who will be leaving the editorial department? (BTW, I’m sorry that any of you will be leaving)
Michael @ 7/8 – I apologize for having misrepresented your position.
When I said argument, I didn’t mean in the sense of being heated, I meant arguing our different view points.
When I said atheists weren’t considered real Americans, I intended that as the viewpoint held by many readers. I apologize for having included you in that.
Now, I’m missing something in that particular argument. Please enumerate the points.
It’s very important to recognize the victory for civil rights that CO has provided by removing politicians who assaulted the 2A. I can only hope Hickenlooper and other anti advocates will follow.
10-Thanks, gdad, for your kind note. Sorry to be slow to respond. As you can imagine, there are a lot of things going on, so thanks for your patience. Luanne and Mike will be moving upstairs to News. We don’t know all of the particulars. There’s likely to be some reshuffling over the next few weeks. Betty and I will be holding down the fort in Editorial. Please keep that in mind on days when your humble moderators seem to be distracted.
#12 “It’s very important to recognize the victory for the firearms industry that CO has provided”
There, fixed that for you. You’re welcome.
#9 But in our desperate rush to do whatever we feel is necessary to protect against these “bad guys, crazy people and people who are out to make a name for themselves”, it won’t be as long as you think before we transform ourselves into those “bad guys, crazy people and people who are out to make a name for themselves”.
Being scared 24/7/365 of all “bad guys, crazy people and people who are out to make a name for themselves” is no way to live. And insisting on having as many weapons as possible is a sure sign you’re scared.
I just saw a piece on CNN that describes how two teenage girls put a kitten in a microwave oven and turned it on.
At this moment, I don’t know which I’d rather do…beat the parents of those little brats senseless and castrate them or put the little brats in an oven and turn it on.
Are people really this stupid and insensitive to defenseless animals? Can you imagine the kind of people those brats will grow upto be!
To say that I’m outraged is putting it oh so mildly.
#15 -There’s a big difference between “scared” and “prepared”.
Being unprepared is no way to go through life…unless you’re a Liberal and expect others to take care of you.
I’m a liberal and I’ve been taking care of myself for near on to 50 years. I started earning money at age 5 shining shoes for the brass in my Dad’s Navy Reserve Unit. (50 cents a pair in 1961)
I’ve worked ever since…either farmwork, painting or commercial finance (which is what I do now).
I think Steve makes a valid point…it is certainly one thing to be prepared but if you let the “preparing” take over your life, then it beomes quite another. I have firearms in my home…grew up with them and have had them all my life. That being said, they don’t define my life and I certainly don’t go about letting them control me.
There are people who are out to do bad regardless of surroundings but I don’t live in anticipation of that on a day in day out basis. That’s not living…that’s being a prisoner.
#18 – “I’m a liberal and I’ve been taking care of myself for near on to 50 years.”
Good for you, Will.
Now, are you also prepared to feed your family for a month and protect them if the you-know-what hits the fan?
That’s my point. Steven apparently does not know the difference between being prepared and being scared.
#14. Why can’t you stand with citizens on keeping their rights? You must not value such things. There are others also brainwashed by lies from the Brady Campaign, Violence Policy Center, Ceasefire, etc.
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