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  • You can’t possibly be serious (market ticker guy finds forgery)

    11/15/2017 12:31:50 PM PST · 13 of 84
    JAKraig to pgyanke

    Not to be a total wet blanket on this... but if the pen was running out of ink (I know it doesn’t look like that) then that would be a plausible reason for the different colors. Happens to me all the time.

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    Yeah, pens run out of ink, when they do they usually start skipping first. The newspapers didn’t show it in color as to hide the difference. That’s called collusion.

    McConnell needs to apologize and someone needs to go to jail.

  • You can’t possibly be serious (market ticker guy finds forgery)

    11/15/2017 12:31:07 PM PST · 12 of 84
    JAKraig to pgyanke

    Not to be a total wet blanket on this... but if the pen was running out of ink (I know it doesn’t look like that) then that would be a plausible reason for the different colors. Happens to me all the time.

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    Yeah, pens run out of ink, when they do they usually start skipping first. The newspapers didn’t show it in color as to hide the difference. That’s called collusion.

    McConnell needs to apologize and someone needs to go to jail.

  • How to Influence the Way the Lord Will Judge Us

    11/14/2017 12:29:07 PM PST · 16 of 23
    JAKraig to Old Yeller

    “We do not know who has or hasn’t been saved.

    The Apostle John makes it clear your understanding needs improvement.

    1 John 5:12-13

    12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

    13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

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    I have said nothing about works. Works save nobody! Works can however be an indication of faith and commitment.

    There is nothing wrong with works, works are an indication of your faith and sincerity.

    I suppose Judas thought he was saved, Jim Baker Likewise, I could go on but it isn’t important who did what because we are not called to judge someone, that is the job of Christ.

    I don’t know if Jim Baker is saved or even Judas, it just isn’t my job to know but, I do know you can fall from grace. For years Jim Baker was paying Jessica Hahn to to keep her mouth shut to tune of over a quarter million dollars of church money. A sin to cover a sin is not something I would consider a “good work”, it is also not something that would keep you from falling from grace.

    I’m sure that at some time Jim Baker thought he was saved and could not fall. That is what Satan wants you to believe. It causes pride, and then it is easy to fall.

    Beware of pride. When you state that you are saved and that you know you are The Lord’s why not be safe and add “today” to that sentence. Then go and work on tomorrow.

    Love The Lord with all your heart mind and strength, love your fellow man in the same way. If you do those things you won’t have to look for works they will follow you. If you do those things you will never have to tell anyone you are saved, they will know.

  • How to Influence the Way the Lord Will Judge Us

    11/14/2017 10:51:14 AM PST · 11 of 23
    JAKraig to aMorePerfectUnion
    “We do not know who has or hasn’t been saved.

    The Apostle John makes it clear your understanding needs improvement.

    1 John 5:12-13

    12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

    13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

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    Here is my point. Today you know you have Eternal Life.

    Tomorrow maybe you will suffer like Job and unlike Job you will curse The Lord. I'm not saying you will, but, The Lord gives us a choice. The choice is not made only once it is made continually.

    In the Garden of Eden God told Adam and Eve to not eat the fruit but gave them the ability to disobey, He gave them agency.

    You can give your life to The Lord, you can praise Him and follow Him every day and you do well to do so but, you must endure to the end or it may all be for naught.

  • How to Influence the Way the Lord Will Judge Us

    11/14/2017 9:32:31 AM PST · 6 of 23
    JAKraig to impactplayer

    It always makes my skin crawl when people talk about people who have been “Saved”.

    We do not know who has or hasn’t been saved. Just because someone says they have been saved does not make it so. That is not what I am writing about though.

    The article has a great deal of truth but, it is hard to extrapolate from what The Lord said at one time the entirety of the Gospel.

    We have been told by The Lord that we should “judge not that ye be not judged”. That does not mean that if someone is running at us with a sword that we shouldn’t assume he has bad intentions.

    If you want mercy you definitely should give mercy but, there are things that will condemn you no matter how much mercy you give. If you are an unrepentant sinner then forgive who you will I don’t think it will be much help.

    Statements taken out of the whole of The Gospel can easily lead us astray.

    Yes, I think it will be easier for The Lord to believe us when we say we follow Him if we are forgiving to our neighbors. If we aren’t striving to follow Him then it really won’t make much of a difference who we forgive.

  • 'Socialist' doctor 'assaulted' Kentucky Senator Rand Paul because (trun)

    11/14/2017 9:14:32 AM PST · 12 of 90
    JAKraig to Oshkalaboomboom

    There is an overhead picture of the area. Pauls trees are not in the way of the water as much as the Doctors own trees are. This is FAKE news.

  • Green Beret Discovered SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed.

    11/13/2017 8:07:40 AM PST · 23 of 27
    JAKraig to grania
    We respectfully disagree. We’ve been at war for decades, and what has it gotten us?.....ISIS

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    We?

    You have a mouse in your pocket?

    We have been at war much longer than decades. We have been at war for 1400 years since the advent of Islam.

    ISIS and all the other terrorist groups are simply Moslem's. They are simply a religion that demands that non-Muslims need to die, be slaves or convert to Islam.

    We can't ignore them. Ignoring them brought us 9/11.

    Many will say, “all we need to do is leave Europe, the Middle East and Africa and they will then leave us alone”. Don't believe it. Islam will take all of the Middle East, they will get nuclear weapons and turn Israel into glass and then rule Europe and turn their churches into Mosques. They have already started turning the churches in to mosques.

    I detest Islam for the lies it promotes, for the hate it promotes and for the violence it causes.

    I would rather we were over there preventing them from coming here than fighting them here.

    I know there are peaceful Muslims, some are friends of mine, some are in my family. Peaceful Muslims are Muslims who are Saturday Muslims. They are Muslim when they go to Mosque but then they revert to normal life. The women wear modern dress but wear long dresses and cover their heads on Saturday at Mosque.

    I fear that Islam will send a nuclear bomb to Israel and Israel will respond with turning Mecca to glass and many of the largest Middle East Cities. When Mecca is destroyed Islam will go nuts and declare Jihad on all Western nations. When Tehran sends a Nuke to the US we will have to respond by killing many millions of Muslims in the Middle east. One Trident equipped submarine can carry 24 Trident Missiles each one with 8 to 12 independently targeted reentry vehicles with nuclear warheads. One Submarine is capable of annihilating 240 Cities give or take.

    I do not look forward to this carnage but that is precisely what will happen if Jihad comes here with nuclear weapons, the American people will stand for nothing less.

    We are doing the Middle East a BIG favor by having our special forces there instead of having Jihad here.

  • Mysterious ‘geomagnetic spike’ 3,000 years ago challenges our understanding of the Earth’s interior

    11/09/2017 9:21:13 AM PST · 16 of 27
    JAKraig to FreedomOfExpression

    According to Physics.org: “Our planet’s magnetic field is believed to be generated deep down in the Earth’s core. ... The Coriolis force, resulting from the Earth’s spin, also causes swirling whirlpools. This flow of liquid iron generates electric currents, which in turn produce magnetic fields.”

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    I hate to say that Physics.org is wrong, but if you quoted them completely then they are. Magnetism is not created by moving iron except in a magnetic field. We are within the suns magnetic field. When the earth spins the iron spins with it and is also is moving through the suns magnetic field. Similar to the way a transformer works another field is created around the spinning earth. It is somewhat more complicated than that because not only is the earth spinning, the molten iron is also moving inside the earth independently of the rotation, but there is another force to contend with and that is the orbiting earth moving through the Sun’s magnetic field. All those motions produce magnetic fields. Without the Sun’s fields though there would be little if any field produced by earth’s movement. The molten iron has very little permeability, that is in the absence of an external magnetic field the magnetism in the iron would quickly die away.

    The flow of iron circulating in the earth is very, very slow, but the rotation of the earth at the equator is about 1000 miles per hour and the earth’s movement through the orbit is much faster than that. You can see how then that these huge forces can generate such large magnetic fields.

    There are many other considerations but most are pretty minor.

  • Mysterious ‘geomagnetic spike’ 3,000 years ago challenges our understanding of the Earth’s interior

    11/09/2017 5:50:10 AM PST · 9 of 27
    JAKraig to SkyPilot

    I’m not sure the flood had anything to do with it but, the earths magnetic field is largely generated from the earth passing through the magnetic field of the sun. When there are changes in the sun then some of those changes could easily affect the earth’s magnetic field. When there is a CME that is targeted at the earth I could see where it would be possible to have a short term effect but how a long term effect could be produced in a small area is certainly confusing.

  • How Mueller & President Trump are Pulling the Biggest Sting in History

    11/08/2017 8:52:55 AM PST · 161 of 244
    JAKraig to FreeReign

    Mueller has known about the crooked and dangerous Uranium One deal and he said nothing for eight years. He should have done the right thing back around 2009 or 2010 and not participate in a cover up.
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    Perhaps, but who could he go to before Trump became POTUS?

    This naming of a special prosecutor came amazingly fast. I certainly have my doubts about the honesty of Mueller but I can always hope.

    Trump has always been several steps ahead of his foes. I believe him to be an honest business man who detests the criminal players.

  • How Mueller & President Trump are Pulling the Biggest Sting in History

    11/08/2017 8:07:37 AM PST · 115 of 244
    JAKraig to jpsb

    We can not trust the (corrupted) FBI to investigate.

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    I’m just not sure. Remember that the FBI does what it is told. It is a part of the Justice Department (DOJ) that Loretta Lynch led. Lynch took orders from Obama and Comey took orders from Lynch. I would expect that Comey was smart enough to put all his orders in writing. He may have covered his a$$ or at lest tried.

    There comes point in time when doing illegal things is illegal even if your boss tells you to do them, some of this could be touchy.

  • How Mueller & President Trump are Pulling the Biggest Sting in History

    11/08/2017 7:26:06 AM PST · 58 of 244
    JAKraig to Tucker39

    My little six volt mind cannot see how MuleEar could prosecute Clinton, when HE was a co-conspirator in pulling off the
    U-1 sale and keeping it hidden from both houses of Congress.

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    Like Sportin Life in “Porgy & Bess”, “it ain’t necessarily so.”

    It is possible that Mueller did try to stop the U1 sale. It is possible he was overridden by the Attorney General. Because he was overridden he may be mad as Hell and want to get back at the criminals who infested the White House.

    At least I can hope.

  • How Mueller & President Trump are Pulling the Biggest Sting in History

    11/08/2017 7:20:29 AM PST · 51 of 244
    JAKraig to IamConservative

    Why are Hillary and John McCain both wearing walking boots on their right leg all of the sudden? Ankle monitors? :)

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    Now, that is something to contemplate.

  • Stunting Worship (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus and Devotional)

    11/08/2017 5:58:19 AM PST · 3 of 5
    JAKraig to Gamecock

    To some degree what you grow up with is what is normal. I did not grow up with incense. When on rare occasion I attend a worship service with someone whose church burns incense it seems foreign to me. When I go to a service that has a rock band while I realize the words of the music being played are worshipful, to me, the music is not.

    To me organ, piano and choirs are the normal way to worship with music. Perhaps to King David trumpets, cymbals, lutes and lyres were what worship music was. To each his own.

    For many years I sang with a large chorus and orchestra, the Louisville Bach Society. I have a special reverence for the music of the Baroque period. While much of what Mozart did could hardly be called religious much of his music is also religiously inspiring. I don’t have a great love for any composer’s entire work output there are a few things that stand out in many that can only be described as inspiring, perhaps almost holy. Bach’s B minor Mass, Mozart Requiem, Brahms Requiem even Handel’s Messiah. There are many more works that fit in to this category but these are pretty much universally inspiring. Brahms does indeed use the harp in his Requiem, Bach makes good use of flutes in the B minor Mass and they all make good use of drums and cymbals in most of their religions music. So in a sense our most religious music does indeed use the instruments mentioned in Psalms.

    That being said, most organs, pipe and electronic include voices of strings, reeds, brass and percussive.

    So to me, most, at least most traditional churches have not departed from the admonition in Psalms.

  • Consumer Reports refuses to recommend Microsoft Surface Book 2 (before they evaluate it!?!?)

    10/24/2017 7:11:59 PM PDT · 34 of 34
    JAKraig to freedumb2003

    No I was not given Win 10S, I wouldn’t touch that with a 10ft pole.

  • Study may explain counterintuitive effect of why hotter systems can cool more quickly

    10/23/2017 3:02:41 PM PDT · 37 of 50
    JAKraig to Red Badger

    Logically this is utter nonsense.

    The reason they can’t duplicate it is because at some point the warmer liquid or gas reaches the same temperature as the cooler liquid and by then the cooler substance is ahead in the process while the warmer is just at the starting point.

    There is no Momentum in cooling or heating. Heating and cooling is addition or removal of heat, Period. It is measured in BTU’s or Calories or whatever measurement you want. It is really very simple math.

    This article is ridiculous.

  • Consumer Reports refuses to recommend Microsoft Surface Book 2 (before they evaluate it!?!?)

    10/22/2017 5:02:11 PM PDT · 30 of 34
    JAKraig to trebb

    I have a fast desktop machine, a nice 17” laptop and a Surface 3 Pro. While I had a Surface Pro 2 and liked it, the battery life was not really very good and it was a little thick for a tablet.

    Well, the Surface 3 Pro is so nice that my wife got one too. We both love them. They have long life batteries, boot pretty quickly and run anything that our other machines can handle, although they are certainly not gaming machines.

    These are small light and powerful. I don’t go anywhere without it, usually carrying it under my arm.

    They are too expensive but sure are nice machines.

  • Underrated Presidents, Good Times? [And fake headline from USA Today]

    10/22/2017 4:48:40 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    JAKraig to Oratam

    Medved is a stupid Trump Hater, a die hard Never Trupster.

    You couldn’t pay me enough to read what he has to say.

    I’m not sure who he voted for but at one time said he was voting for Hillary.

  • A woman's dog died, and doctors say her heart literally broke

    10/20/2017 11:38:43 AM PDT · 6 of 54
    JAKraig to Red Badger

    It probably sounds silly, I’m an old guy who has been married for almost 50 years. I love my wife and have a really great marriage, we have fun together and do a lot together. We share the same values, all that makes life good. About 7 years ago I got a rescue German Shepherd. She is a great friend and follows me everywhere. Most stores I go to she is right beside me. If I leave the house she doesn’t leave the door waiting for my return.

    I have become more attached to this animal than I could ever believe anyone could be attached to an animal. The dog loves me and I her. It might be silly but I totally understand this broken heart syndrome.

  • Congress warned North Korean EMP attack would kill '90% of all Americans'

    10/17/2017 8:39:06 AM PDT · 239 of 239
    JAKraig to Tilted Irish Kilt

    ” In calling on the Pentagon and President Trump to move quickly to protect the grid, . . . . . . .

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    I am really reluctant to get into this but feel I must.

    The threat of EMP is way overblown. Yes there is certainly a real threat and the US, China, Iran, India, Pakistan, Russia and soon N.Korea have developed weapons to maximize the effect of an EMP blast.

    The military can do nothing to reduce the effect of such a blast but the power companies have already started doing things to help.

    I fear that most don’t know much about what an EMP is so I would like to discuss it a little and perhaps make some not quite so afraid.

    EMP stands for ElectroMagnetic Pulse. An electromagnetic pulse is exactly what is generated by a lightening strike. During thunderstorms if you have your AM radio on you can hear those pulses if they are within several miles of you. If those pulses or lightening strikes that cause the pulses are more than a few tens of miles a way you are unlikely to hear them on the radio. A nuclear blast caused EMP would be hundreds of times stronger than the lightening strikes but would likely be many times farther away also, distance in this case is your friend.

    EMP’s cause a couple of problems. First, the wires that cross the country in our power grid will act like a transformer and electricity from the pulse will be induced into to those wires. Unfortunately the wires can greatly enhance the distance problem, in other words an EMP 50 miles away might not bother us except that it might induce a high voltage into our electrical grid and then transfer that voltage to our homes and businesses. Before the spike in voltage gets to our homes and businesses however it will have to go through a transformer at the utility company. These transformer are big and heavy and for the most part not made in this country any more, China makes them cheaper so the US transformer shops for the most part are out of business. All that being said, our electric utilities since learning about the potential of an EMP have installed “drains” on most of the grid transformers and soon will likely have them on all of them. The drain is a device that carries current above a predesignated voltage directly to ground without going through the transformer. When it does not go through the transformer it does not get to us. In the process of saving the transformer it saves us too.

    Now the drain is a solution for long line problems but if there are many of these blasts then areas more directly under the blast will have local lines downstream of the big transformers that will carry the over voltage spike to local transformers. Most of them may not have over voltage protection, though they will have over current protection. The over current may save the transformer but not the equipment in our homes and businesses. Electronic equipment will be especially vulnerable, the effect will be like having a lightening strike just outside your window.

    There are still things that can be done to minimize the effects of such a strike. We will likely have warnings that missiles are headed our way. Smart people will disconnect from the grid and unplug anything they can.

    Your car won’t likely be affected unless it is VERY close to the blast, if that is the case I don’t think I would be worrying about the EMP but the blast itself.

    For many people, much of their electronics will be ruined. Motors will not generally be affected but most of our refrigerators and heating systems these days have electronics that could be affected. A person who wanted to prepare for this might build a simple Faraday cage in their basement or garage to store stuff in until after the threat. Most refrigerators and freezers have a metal skin that should protect the electronics in them but there is no guarantee. It would be very wise to have a generator that will keep your refrigerator/freezer working and run the fan on your furnace or have another source of heat. It won’t do any good to have a generator though if you don’t have a lot of fuel. Most people could get by running a generator a few hours a day.

    In the worst case, many systems in a large area could be affected. If the water company can’t pump water we all have a problem. The water company however usually has generators that will run the pumps.

    Gasoline stations, at least some of them, could be affected so that they couldn’t run their pumps until a generator is brought in.

    It could get pretty sticky before we were back to normal. Eating, drinking and staying warm could be a big problem for many people and the Government can’t really help a huge number of people.

    If we lose water a lot of people will die within a couple of weeks after they exhaust all the liquids in canned goods they can get their hands on. Many more will fall ill due to drinking dirty water.

    I have to somewhat discount the EMP scare because an EMP would have virtually no effect on the military and the US would respond in a much greater way. North Korea and Iran may not care about this but everyone else does if they are in their right mind.

    I don’t call myself a prepper, BUT I have food, water and energy to last a long time. I won’t depend on the government but I will be unlikely to share with neighbors until I can assure my family will be fed. With 9 kids and 24 grand children it is an important consideration.