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Posts by JAKraig

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  • Einstein made his share of errors. Here are three of the biggest

    03/16/2018 6:12:25 AM PDT · 41 of 70
    JAKraig to Cronos

    I don’t think it is fair to judge Einstein on his political knowledge errors - he never called himself a political expert nor did he foist his political opinions on others.


    The problem with many academics is because they know so much in an arcane field they think they must know much and have wisdom in fields where they know little or nothing. Most medical doctors are that way that I have met. They are educated very well in medicine, very well, and many keep up through the years but can’t see past their nose in politics. But it works both ways. I studied economics and politics is a hobby, I know a lot about both, but not so much about medicine.

    I’ll be glad to shut up about advising people on medicine if they will shut up about politics.

  • Does Rand Paul Owe Gina Haspel an Apology?

    03/16/2018 6:00:16 AM PDT · 54 of 105
    JAKraig to JayGalt
    Rand Paul, my senator, missed on this one. She is not the culprit. Even if she did enjoy the interrogation in this case I wouldn't fault her. Prior to congress making any anti-torture laws we followed the Geneva Convention which says the same thing but only applies to the signatories of the Convention. The terrorists are not signatories and therefore are liable to be tortured legally.

    Why we care about how we treat people who burn other people alive, throw people off buildings, saw off their heads or any other method of taking lives is beyond me. If it were up to me I would televise the ripping of them from limb to limb until they stop breathing. The scum of the earth have no treaties with anyone. They just need to be killed.

  • Defuse DACA for mid-terms? Two words.

    03/15/2018 7:07:22 PM PDT · 22 of 23
    JAKraig to asinclair

    My goal is to eliminate DACA as a talking point during the campaigns, and thus limit the damage that DACA could do in “image” campaigns, because the action would eliminate that particular image. DACA acts as a filter for less undesirable people — we can use that.


    All it would take to eliminate the exposure is to have a program to take care of them like I said. Pay a fine, get a green card for 5 years and then qualify for citizenship. That is what legals do, why should the illegals do any less?

    All you need is a solution, what the solution is isn’t the important thing, just that there is a solution.

  • Defuse DACA for mid-terms? Two words.

    03/14/2018 5:43:38 AM PDT · 10 of 23
    JAKraig to i_robot73

    I’m sorry Mr Asinclair, but your idea is STUPID. What it says is that if you can hide out in the country for 5 years you can be a citizen.

    I feel for people who for no fault of their own BROKE THE LAW. The answer is not to forgive the breaking of the law but to make restitution. When you forgive LAW BREAKING you only encourage more of it. Perhaps having a green card would be one way to make that restitution after paying a substantial fine. Then if you have a job, if you have paid your taxes during the time you had a green card, if you didn’t commit any crimes, if you learned to speak English, if you can pass a citizenship test then perhaps you would be eligible to apply for citizenship after having your green card for 5 years.

    Amnesty is NOT the answer, we tried that now we have millions of illegals here.

  • Who Killed Jesus? The Historical Context of Jesus’ Crucifixion

    03/12/2018 6:51:31 AM PDT · 32 of 59
    JAKraig to SaveFerris

    And no one could do it forcefully except He chose to die - Thank God (for His Sacrifice)

    17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

    18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.


    This is the true answer.

    While Mr. Ferris points out many truths about the time of the crucifixion he misses the point.

    Jesus was hated by the rulers of Israel, that is the rulers of the Temple, the leaders of Judaism. The Temple brought in huge sums of money from all over the world from visitors to offer sacrifice there. Jesus threatened this source of income to Jewish leadership. These men were not truly religious, they didn’t so much worship God as they did the money that the Temple brought in. They want to maintain the status quo.

    Jesus on the other hand had a job to do, He was the sacrificial lamb to save the world. There was no way to do that other than to die. Not only must He die but He must die at the hand of those He would save. Because Jesus committed no Roman crime Pilate decided to wash his hands of the sentence after finding no fault in Him. Pilate instead of sentencing Him left His fate to the crowd. When the crowd shouted “Crucify Him” Pilate simply let it happen.

    Typically it takes days for a person to die on a cross. Because the next day was a sabbath day and Jewish law said no capital punishment could be carried out on a Sabbath, the Jews explained this to the Romans and the Romans proceeded to expedite the death of the men on their crosses by breaking their legs which kept them from being able to stand, if they couldn’t stand they couldn’t breath, they suffocated quickly after that. Jesus though was already dead. Instead of breaking His legs they pierced him with a sword to make sure. That was a lot easier than clubbing the legs until they broke.

    All this to say that while it is true that the Jews Caused Jesus to be executed by the Romans, that Jesus did indeed die on the cross, He was not killed. He was the master of His soul, He was the master of His body. He paid the price. He suffered in the Garden when His Father abandoned Him and felt the weight of our sins. He carried the pain of scourging in part of our punishment and finally suffered the pain of the cross as punishment for our sins. He however was not killed, He simply gave up the ghost. He had His spirit leave His body.

    He did this so that when we stand before God as sinners, we all are, He will be able to tell His father not to punish us because we are His, He already paid the price for our sin. He was sinless yet paid the price. He did that for us. No other way could our sins be hidden. Either we pay for them or someone who did not deserve the punish would pay for them. There has only ever been one person who qualified to pay for them.

    It is like taking a loan and not paying for the loan. In the old days our possessions would be taken and we would be thrown into debtors prison until we paid all. Since we don’t have the ability to pay we rot in prison. In this case our Friend does have the ability to pay and does so. Everybody is happy. The debt is paid, we get out of prison but now we owe The Savior, we belong to Him. He paid for us. We that are His want to be His so it works out well.

    Nobody killed Jesus Christ, He simply did what He agreed to do from before the world was. He died for us. He paid our debt. Dying was only part of the punishment, all that led up to the crucifixion was part of it.

    We have a tendency to sugar coat all this, it can’t be sugar coated.

  • Suspect Allegedly Hits Elderly Concealed Carry Permit Holder with Stick, Gets Shot Three Times

    03/09/2018 11:05:45 AM PST · 35 of 88
    JAKraig to vette6387

    This headline is discriminatory! I am 77 and don’t consider myself elderly.


    I’ve got some bad news for you. Like the boy wrestler who dresses like a girl and calls himself a girl and wrestles for the state championship 2 years in a row as a girl, isn’t a girl. Governor Warren AKA Pocahontas who says she is an Indian, isn’t. A 77 year old man who says he is young or middle age, isn’t, even if he has a Corvette.

    Get used to it, your an old man, but don’t worry it won’t last long.

  • Metal-Import Taxes Will Make America Rusty Again

    03/09/2018 6:18:59 AM PST · 53 of 80
    JAKraig to Alberta's Child
    You may not agree with the author, but that doesn't make this article a “pack of lies.”


    Ok, lets change “Lies” to errors.

    The most important “fact” about the steel industry is that it is a must have in wartime. Regardless of the cost it is a must have industry. Can you imagine going to war with China when we buy our steel there. When we need to quickly produce warplanes where will we get the aluminum if we now buy it from China. Sure we can rebuild the metals industry when we need it, right? Not!.

    I suspect that the cost of American cars will go up. Europe puts a minimum import tax of 25% on cars, some as high as 110%. Metals will go up a little but we will win the trade war and sell our products overseas.

    With a 25% tax on European and Asian autos the US manufactures of autos will seem to have downright cheap prices. They may be higher than today, but, they go up every year regardless.

  • CALI VS. USA-Can leftists win the legal fight over sanctuary cities?

    03/09/2018 6:07:55 AM PST · 7 of 19
    JAKraig to SmokingJoe

    When the Southern States were re-admitted to the Union the Federal Government sent “administrators” to ride roughshod over the elected officials in state government. They were called “Carpet Baggers”. It is time to send Carpet Baggers to Kalifornia.

    While today most people will define Carpet Baggers as people who went south after the war to make money in the South, when I was a kid in the 50’s Carpet Bagger was an entirely different word than today, it meant the Federal Government.

  • Elderly Minnesota man suffers facial fractures in beating after road rage incident

    03/05/2018 6:02:29 AM PST · 49 of 68
    JAKraig to Misplaced Texan

    If in this day and age if you are old (I am) and you don’t have an equalizer (I do) then you are stupid.

  • Exposing the Permissive Will of God (Protestant and Evangelical devotional)

    03/01/2018 6:11:50 AM PST · 4 of 8
    JAKraig to rwa265

    God placed us on this earth and calls us His children.

    He called Jesus Christ His Son.

    Jesus said he would inherit all that God has. If Christ inherits ALL that God has then He is God.

    Jesus has told us that His followers that are His, will inherit all that HE has. If you are a student of logic you will see that if Jesus is God and we inherit all Christ has we can become gods.

    If that is true there must be some testing ground to see if we are eligible for all that. Taking a test has no value if you cheat.

    When we come here to earth we are given our agency, the ability to make our own choices, if God made them for us that would be cheating. In the garden God Told Adam, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.”

    It was a commandment with a penalty but no enforcement.

    We are not forced in this life to do good, we are not even forced to not do evil. We get to choose. With the light of Christ in all of us we have that capacity to recognize good and evil and we choose based on that light and our desires. I personally believe that if we deny that light for too long we will lose it.

    God giving us agency does not make Him not God. It does not make Him powerless, it makes Him gracious. He allows us to have a will and lets us follow it.

    Now all that being said. Those that follow Him from time to time ask in prayer for intervention. Even then when He saves us from the evil of others He does not take the agency away from us or the evil person. He simply thwarts the evil action. A bad man may shoot a gun with the intention of killing but the bullet may go off target, perhaps the gun will jam. The evil person still did what he did and the person praying for intervention had his prayer answered.

    God is in control, He just does not always take control.

  • Did Billy Graham's Best Friend Meet Him In Heaven

    02/27/2018 9:25:37 AM PST · 12 of 17
    JAKraig to Sans-Culotte

    At least he had the good grace to move on.


    Not so much. He wrote a book professing the Gospel as not true. I hope the book took no one away from their faith.

    On faith, as so many people have stated that it is faith that makes you eligible for Grace.

    This is a tough subject but the concepts are rather simple. Grace is something that because The Lord loves all, His Grace is offered to all. While His love is unconditional His Grace IS conditional. Many say just believe on His name and you will receive His Grace. I say not so. Yes of course you must believe on His name to receive His Grace but the Devil, even Satan or Lucifer if you prefer believes on His name. The Devil is not eligible for The Lords Grace.

    Many believe they can simply say Lord save me and they will be saved, perhaps, but I do not believe that. If you are evil your whole life and fear at the last moment and call on Jesus to save you He will tell you the same thing as he told those who cast out devils in His name but were not followers of Him, they were cast out after His saying He never knew them. What is it to “know” Him? That is the $64000 question really isn’t it. If you know Him when you call on Him He will answer. If you have had faith enough for instance to help the widow, orphans, homeless, penniless then perhaps you do know him. So as James says, “show me your works and I will show you your faith”. It is faith that saves for sure but again as James says, “faith without works is dead.”

    A person can have tons of good works but not know The Lord. Perhaps those that were casting out devils in Jesus’ name were doing something good it just wasn’t of Christ.

    We need to follow Christ, not just say His name.

    While it is not for us to judge, it is likely that someone who acts like they don’t know The Lord, probably doesn’t even though they may say His name.

  • Buying a used phone? Beware of this common scam no one wants to talk about

    02/14/2018 6:58:21 AM PST · 27 of 38
    JAKraig to grobdriver

    I have bought several used phones. I buy them from Craigs list. I always have the seller meet me at the carrier store and have it transferred and checked right there. So far I have never gotten a scammer.

    This year my wife and I got a BOGO deal on Note 8’s. So half price not bad. We absolutely love the phones.

    Gotta be careful buying used stuff.


    02/09/2018 12:54:41 PM PST · 14 of 50
    JAKraig to Just mythoughts

    Somebody created a birth certificate.. It did not nor does it matter where Obama was born ... his claimed daddy was never a US citizen.


    Yes, all the above is true but if it wasn’t he would still be ineligible since he never reapplied for citizenship after renouncing it to be an Indonesian citizen as a child. The best he could have hoped for was dual citizenship which would have disqualified him to be POTUS.

    Obama was never eligible, it should be proven and all his signatures erased from all US political/government documents.

  • The Memo and the Truth

    02/06/2018 6:42:11 AM PST · 6 of 8
    JAKraig to ThanhPhero

    No. They did not. They talked about it but they did not do it.


    Also not said here is that while true the Dossier was paid for by Hillary and the DNC (but I repeat myself) The Dossier was created in part by the information supplied to it’s writers by Hillary.

    HILLARY almost single handedly created the Dossier but funneled it through a variety of others to try to get her fingerprints removed, it didn’t work.

    Treason, this is instead an attempted coup after a failed attempt at a stolen election. Treason carries the possibility of a death sentence upon conviction.

    If the government needs someone to throw the switch, pull the latch on the trap door or operate the syringe, I’m here, willing and able.

  • Op-Ed: On Trayvon Martin's birthday, we remember his life and why we fight for black lives

    02/06/2018 6:27:53 AM PST · 22 of 93
    JAKraig to HiTech RedNeck

    Zimmerman did the world, especially his community a big favor. Travon Martin was thug of the highest order. A bully high on drugs when his life ended, deservedly.

    It was either Zimmerman or Martin, fortunately Zimmerman had the good sense to carry a little 9mm Keltec. One shot to the heart ended Martins life but ruined Zimmermans.

    Rest in Hell Travon Martin

  • A Dramatic Biblical Moment That Nearly Everyone Missed

    02/02/2018 12:12:03 PM PST · 20 of 45
    JAKraig to chuckles

    The keys for proper worship of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, is found in the Messianic Jewish worship. All of the first of the Apostles were Jewish. Jesus didn’t come to start a new religion but to fulfill the Scriptures given to the Jews.


    While I can’t say that I agree with all you say in your response to the post, it is indeed full of insight.

    While I do not agree with everything in the post it too is full of insight, I especially like to think of The Lord suddenly coming to His Temple.

    I don’t have to agree with everything in a post or all the answers to find them very intelligent and great food for thought and inspiring.


  • Mike Pence on the Nunes memo: 'I've always believed in the public's...

    02/01/2018 6:54:27 AM PST · 20 of 29
    JAKraig to RegulatorCountry

    Bzzzt. It falls to the House. Pence gets my antennae up from time to time despite having been by all outward indications an exemplary VP. This is one of those times.

    Yes and No.

    If the committee that creates the document votes to make it public, or unclassify it then the President has the opportunity to deny that and keep it classified. If the President decides to keep it classified then the whole house has the opportunity basically to override the Presidents veto with a simple majority vote to release it.

  • Rep. Gaetz Calls on President Trump to Release Intel Memo During SOTU

    01/30/2018 2:16:15 PM PST · 50 of 58
    JAKraig to gov_bean_ counter

    Gotta be a stroke. The man has no heart.


    I don’t think you are right. You have to have a brain to have a stroke.

  • Executive Branch Now Has Custody of Intel Memo For Review Prior to Release…

    01/30/2018 8:22:28 AM PST · 68 of 90
    JAKraig to Magnatron

    Our media is missing out on the biggest story in 50 years...’s amazing to watch

    This is the biggest political story in the history of The Republic!

  • Critically important: FISA, the NSA, and the 4th Amendment

    01/29/2018 12:30:36 PM PST · 4 of 5
    JAKraig to i_robot73

    if even one of the 4 questions asked in this post is true then Obama and many of his administration should be headed for prison.

    It is absolutely disgusting. It is what I would have expected from a communist but still disgusting.