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  • A Black Libertarian’s Thoughts on the Confederate Flag: No One "Won" the Civil War

    06/26/2015 11:34:18 AM PDT · 81 of 84
    JAKraig to lacrew

    Well written and thought out.


    It is only well reasoned from a lopsided point of view. Recall that Slavery was as legal in the North as it was in the South. The US Constitution recognized slavery as legal. This fact takes the well reasoned idea that everyone keeps referring to off the table.

    Slavery is immoral, sinful and just wrong but it was legal. We don’t invade states for following the law.

    We invaded the South for a variety of reasons but the biggest reason of Mr. Lincoln was to preserve the Union.

    Mr. Lincoln made it clear early on that the war was not about slavery and in fact he didn’t make it about slavery until he saw the Union as losing the war. After the proclamation the North got behind the war. One of my great, great grandfathers died from the war. Another great, great, grandfather heard Mr. Lincoln speak and thought that was one the highlights of his life. My great, grandmother told me about 60 years ago how her father’s face would light up as he spoke about Mr. Lincoln.

    Personally, I believe the war should be called “The War of the Northern Aggression”. That being said I am glad the nation was held together but I believe there would have been much easier ways to do it. It would have been a relatively simple matter for the US to purchase the freedom of all slaves. That would have been much cheaper than the war and saved a million lives.

    The war to me will always have been a mistake. We should have sued for peace and come back together and solved the problem.

    The Republic as it was before the Civil War did not survive. We no longer have a republic where the Federal government derives its powers from the States but just the opposite, it is sickening when I think about it.

    No, I’m afraid the article was not well thought out, not at all.

  • Love Her Or Hate Her, Ann Coulter Warned Us About John Roberts 10 Years Ago

    06/26/2015 11:15:58 AM PDT · 57 of 57
    JAKraig to Wpin
    Ann Coulter, just like everyone else I know is not right 100% of the time. Ann Coulter has one thing that we all should learn, she cuts to the chase right away. She knows the heart of an issue and explains it easily.

    Her acerbic tongue is the most marvelous speaking device I have ever herd. She ALWAYS knows what she is talking about. When speaking about facts she is always right.

  • What Does It Mean to Preach With Authority? The Concluding Line of the Sermon on the Mount

    06/26/2015 10:59:16 AM PDT · 5 of 7
    JAKraig to Old Sarge
    I am reluctant to get in on this because I hate to have rocks thrown at me or say what someone else has said is wrong but I will put a few words down here.

    First, Exousia has several meanings. Likely in the days of the King James translation the words most popular translation meant “Authority over mankind”.

    In Hebrews, Paul tells us that Christ is The Great High Priest. This is a significant title. It was the High Priest in the Temple at the time of Christ who authorized sacrifice. If you didn't hold the priesthood you were not authorized to offer sacrifices. Today in the Roman Catholic Church and the churches derived from it, only the priesthood can prepare and offer the sacraments to the people. There are cases where authority is important, the authority that is important comes from God.

    I hope it doesn't sound like I'm getting away from the subject here but the point is that Christ was The Great High Priest and offered Himself a sacrifice for all the people.

    The authority we are speaking of that the people recognized at the Sermon on the Mount was that. Christ spoke as one with authority over mankind.

    There were many times that Christ preached and referred to scripture for example but here He said “I say”. The Jewish Rabbi would never say I say because he had no authority to do so, he would always refer to scripture or tradition but never his own words. Christ on the other hand was the author of The Scriptures, the Great Law Giver and the only name by which mankind can be saved. He has authority over us.

    I hope I haven't offended anyone, if I have I beg your pardon.

  • Britain faces FREEZING winters as slump in solar activity threatens 'little Ice Age'

    06/24/2015 7:21:18 AM PDT · 57 of 71
    JAKraig to spokeshave
    The last time the sunspots disappeared altogether was in the 17th and 18th century, and coincided with a lengthy cool period on the planet known as the Little Ice Age....and lasted 400 years. . . .


    I'm reluctant to get into this but there are a variety of misunderstanding of “facts” by most people who know a “little” about global warming.

    There hasn't been any global warming since 1997.

    The Maunder and Dalton Minimums were not connected events and happened as much as a hundred years apart.

    The Dalton Minimum and it's “Little Ice Age” were mild compared to the Maunder Minimum where the “Little Ice Age” probably caused the plagues and starvation we often hear about in Europe.

    Since there is no “Global Warming” it follows that it would be impossible to for the Global Warming to offset a new little Ice Age.

    Something else to consider is this, the normal condition for the earth is Ice Age. Ice Ages last on average about 100,000 years, again, thats one hundred thousand years. We are currently in what is called an interglacial period. That is a period between the 100,000 year Ice ages where we have a warm climate. We have been in the current interglacial period for nearly 12,000 years. The 100,000 year Ice age is over due.

    In some previous Ice Ages the Polar ice cap has extended as far south as the Ohio River with ice depths has much as two miles. It is very hard to farm on two mile thick ice.

    Global warming on the other hand if it were real would be a very good thing for the world. Carbon Dioxide is plant food. Plants take water, Carbon Dioxide and sun light and make food for us, oh they also make oxygen for us. Carbon Dioxide saturation is approaching about 400 parts per million currently. When Carbon Dioxide falls below 300 parts per million plants struggle to survive, at 250 parts per million most plants don't survive.

    Glass Hot House growers feed plants Carbon Dioxide. The purchase CO2 cylinders and pump it into their Green Houses until the level is at about 1000 parts per million. The CO2 is harmless to animals at that rate and at high concentrations of CO2 plants require about 1/3rd to 1/2 less water to grow.

    Believe me when I say, Global Warming is good, Global Cooling is very bad.

  • Cantor's fall still haunts lawmakers (why the Establishment is so vengeful!)

    06/24/2015 6:26:42 AM PDT · 12 of 14
    JAKraig to Joe Boucher

    Boehner and McConnel need to go.


    There was a time when I really stood by McConnell, but after the last election he has gone full to the dark side. I’m done. I won’t ever vote for a Democrat, any Democrat ever but I will not support McConnell ever again.

    TEA Party all the way!

  • Poll Finds Republicans Cooling On Rand Paul After Announcement

    06/22/2015 11:23:00 AM PDT · 6 of 6
    JAKraig to Buffalo Head

    I met him several times when he was campaigning for Senate, he was very engaging and knew the score.

    He isn’t my man in the presidential race but we could do worse.

    I don’t think I could vote for another Bush. Don’t misunderstand me, George W was/is a fine man and a better president than any Democrat any day but he was a big spender and didn’t understand smaller government.

    I think Walker understands those principles as well as anyone running.

  • What VA scandal? Wait times for veteran's medical care still soaring

    06/22/2015 11:02:54 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    JAKraig to brivette

    In 1967 the recruiter trying to get me to enlist into the Navy told me that one good reason to do so was that I would have free medical care for the rest of my life.

    I lost my job about 15 years ago and ended up starting my own business but before that I could not afford medical insurance so I decided to take my recruiter up on what he said. The truth is, not so much. Yes I can go to the VA and see a doctor for $50.00, a pretty good price in todays market. They wanted to do a sleep study, the appointment was 11 months out. They wanted me to get an MRI that was only 2-1/2 months out. It isn’t always like that, twice a year I get a checkup and that is scheduled about a month in advance and I usually don’t have to wait more than a few minutes to make my appointment. Pills only cost $8.00 per month regardless of what the pill is.

    Most of the specialists are interns supervised by someone who knows what he is doing. That means they check you over tell the Dr. in charge who looks at you to confirm the intern was correct. Hey, for $50.00 who can complain.

    I’m glad I have it but it isn’t quite what my recruiter told me it would be.

  • Spider-Man Needs to Be White and Straight, Say Leaked Sony Emails

    06/22/2015 7:53:21 AM PDT · 17 of 48
    JAKraig to T-Bone Texan

    they want blood. They want to actually kill white people. They are frothing with hatred. . . .


    I do believe you are correct but that has been the case for at least the last 5000 years of recorded history. Blacks and Arabs have not been able (for the most part) to prevail over western whites.

    White Christians will take a lot of abuse and keep forgiving until they realize their very existence is on the line. Eventually educated people have enough of the abuse and organize to do something about it. So far European and American White Christians have not organized against the onslaught of the other cultures, they will and it won’t be pretty.

    I do not believe that there is anything genetic that makes blacks and Arabs have lower IQ’s but in general people who live on handouts tend to not exercise their mind/brains and therefore do not have the intellectual tools needed to survive in a battle against intellectual superiors.

    At the rate things are going that conflict will happen.

  • NRA official blames pastor for church massacre

    06/19/2015 11:17:10 AM PDT · 37 of 46
    JAKraig to Alberta's Child
    I carry.

    In my state a place of business can post a no weapons on the premises and it has the force of law.

    I carry.

    If I can't carry I don't go.

    When I go to the bank I use the drive through.

    Churches are legal carry unless they post a sign. When that happens I guess I won't go to church.

    Stupidity happens. Guns are a great thing to have on site, it protects all.

  • Cincinnati Police Officer Shot and Killed This Morning

    06/19/2015 11:05:45 AM PDT · 12 of 24
    JAKraig to manc
    I don't know of anyone on the “Free Republic” who says they hate cops or that all cops are bad, but, there are many like me that hate bad cops and think society should remove them from their job. It is wrong for a society to be afraid of cops.

    When a cop shoots a person not charged with a crime, shoots him in the back while he is un-armed, then that is a bad cop. When a cop shoots a dog that is tied up because it barked then that is a bad cop and shouldn't be in uniform. When a cop handcuffs a mans hands behind his back and handcuffs his feet together and then takes him on a rough ride in the back of a paddy wagon, so bad he dies from it then that is a bad cop.

    It has nothing to do with race, it has nothing to do with being a cop it has something to do with someone having the authority of being a cop but not being able to handle it. Those people need a different job or they need to pay for their crimes.

  • Pop up ads

    06/09/2015 6:27:54 PM PDT · 59 of 90
    JAKraig to mfreddy

    You need to go to your extensions in settings and turn them all off and then delete them, it is very easy.

  • Mercy and Grace: Are They the Same?

    06/09/2015 6:23:56 PM PDT · 51 of 52
    JAKraig to Elsie

    Elsie et al,

    Yes our sins are forgiven.

    When the Governor of a state pardons a criminal he doesn’t serve his punishment for him. In the context of the scriptures most of the time, especially in the New Testament that is exactly what “pardon” means. It costs a governor nothing to pardon a criminal, it costs The Savior of The World the pain of death and horrible punishment prior to His death.

    I just want to point out the difference, anyone can and should forgive another of sin to him but only Christ can Pardon a sin against God. God’s law will not be disobeyed without consequence, the punishment will be given either to you or to Christ. Christ has already suffered the punishment, His Grace is sufficient to pardon all who truly seek it. Truly seeking Grace is more than wishing for it or even just praying for it. You must repent, truly and then stop doing what ever it is that is causing the problem and then, only then ask to be forgiven for it and have Grace applied so that you can stand blameless before God.

  • Mercy and Grace: Are They the Same?

    06/09/2015 12:52:48 PM PDT · 34 of 52
    JAKraig to kinsman redeemer

    I do not like to hear people say that our sins are pardoned. While the effect of not having to pay for our sins with death as the commandment would demand and we do not pay with eternal death there is a payment.

    First, there is no forgiveness of sin without recognizing you have sinned, with out repenting of the sin and then and only then asking for forgiveness. There is a price for sin and it will be paid one way or another. When we appeal to Christ to save us from our sin what we are really asking Him to do is to take our punishment for us, and that is what he has done.

    As I understand it, forgiveness is easy, Grace is not. Through the Grace of Jesus Christ our sins are paid for by Him, because of that we can stand blameless before God.

    If one of our children break a law and get a prison sentence, we can forgive them, the person harmed in crime may forgive him but the law will be satisfied. If we wanted to offer grace to our child we would need to serve his prison sentence for him. I doubt most of us would be willing to do that unless the child really showed and convinced us he had changed and that we wouldn’t be serving his sentence just so he could go out and do it again.

    Grace has a cost, a very great cost.

  • South Carolina ex-police officer indicted in Walter Scott killing

    06/08/2015 8:03:52 PM PDT · 24 of 32
    JAKraig to Moonman62
    What happened in any prior struggle is pretty much immaterial.

    The “Perp” had not been charged with a crime, had not in fact committed a crime and obviously was no longer a threat to anybody. He did wrestle with a cop trying to subdue him with a taser, what cops laughing call “riding the wire”, but who wouldn't try to stop the punishment being meted out illegally by a cop with a tazer.

    The cop picked up the taser and placed it at the feet of the victim/perp after he killed him to make it look like he had a reason to shoot him.

    This cop deserves what he will get in prison. I don't imagine he will make it two years before they get to him and murder him there.

    The cop made a horrible mistake. I suspect if he had to do it all over again he wouldn't make that mistake. Cops are given a lot of power and authority in our culture, for that however they have to be held to a higher standard than you or me.

    I haven't decided if I feel sorry for the cop or not but I do believe he will spend the rest of his life in prison and I also believe he deserves it.

  • Why Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have limited appeal

    06/07/2015 10:21:52 AM PDT · 3 of 76
    JAKraig to VinL

    Well, I don’t know, they both do pretty well with me.

  • The Trinity: The Mystery that addresses our deepest longings and questions

    05/31/2015 5:54:58 PM PDT · 7 of 10
    JAKraig to SubMareener
    I really don't want to get into a fight, but, The Trinity as we now define it was not church wide doctrine until Nicea in 325. There were to be sure trinitarians who believed the standard Holy Catholic Definition of The Trinity before then but they were mostly Greek Churches and especially those that followed the Bishop at Alexandria just before Nicea.

    I do not accept the universal definition of the Trinity however I most certainly believe in God The Father and in His Son Jesus Christ and in The Holy Ghost I just refuse to believe they are in one body. In the garden when Christ prayed for His Apostles He prayed to His Father in Heaven, not to Himself. When asked when the 2nd coming would be He said He didn't know, that only The Father knew that. It is implausible to me that if The Father and The Son were one substance that The Son would not know anything The Father knew. If They were One then He wouldn't have to ask His Father to take away the bitter cup he was about to drink. Christ noted that He would not do His own will but that of his Father.

    There are many more examples but those are enough to convince me that the Holy Catholic Church definition of The Holy Trinity is not correct.

    I realize that that makes me a heretic. I don't believe that it is terribly important that I understand the exact nature of God, Jesus Christ and The Holy Ghost. No matter how wrong I am in my belief there is nobody who really knows. I am unwilling to believe that the first two hundred years of Christians were all wrong and had heritical beliefs.

  • BREAKING: Police apprehend suspect in Oologah officer shooting

    05/29/2015 9:20:38 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    JAKraig to LouAvul

    They’re just doing the jobs that most Americans won’t do. Wait, I guess most Americans won’t do unless they live in Ferguson or Baltimore.

  • Do we really love those that hate Christ Jesus

    05/27/2015 6:14:40 AM PDT · 52 of 53
    JAKraig to WhatNot

    However, if you believe Jesus died to redeem the flesh that was born of man, then what you are saying is that your flesh that was born of man will not die and will not return to dust.


    We will indeed return to the earth that gave us and to the dust from which we were made But. . . . .

    When Christ was resurrected He was resurrected into His old body. You will recall that the burial wrap was empty. The angels retrieved Him at His tomb.

    When Christ arose many of the saints who had already died had their graves opened and they walked among the people they knew in their resurrected bodies. The graves were opened because their bodies were resurrected. I don’t know exactly what that means but it at least means that we will come BACK to life that our bodies and spirits will be RE-united not created new.

    When we are resurrected we will be different for sure but we will be ourselves. We will have flesh, immortal flesh but still flesh.

    Job makes this clear in chapter 19 verse 27, where he says that though his reins be consumed he will see The Lord with his own eyes and not the eyes of another.

  • Do we really love those that hate Christ Jesus

    05/26/2015 6:41:14 PM PDT · 50 of 53
    JAKraig to WhatNot

    The flesh will be destroyed sooner or later, but that is because Jesus Christ did not redeem our flesh, He redeemed the real us, our soul, our spirit.


    I most strongly disagree with you. He redeems our flesh.

    When Christ appeared to the 11 He made sure they handled Him so that they would know He was NOT a spirit that He was indeed flesh, He even asked for food to prove to them what He was. We are told that we will be like Him. Our spirits are not killed when our bodies die, they will not be resurrected, they will be reunited with our bodies and become immortal.

  • Federal appeals court deals blow to President Obama’s amnesty

    05/26/2015 12:35:38 PM PDT · 41 of 72
    JAKraig to txhurl

    I doubt there will ever be any hammer, like Al Gore before him he will claim there is no legal controlling authority and nobody will do anything to stop him.

    This would be funny if it weren’t so sad to see a president just pi$$ on the Constitution.

  • Do we really love those that hate Christ Jesus

    05/26/2015 8:36:34 AM PDT · 15 of 53
    JAKraig to WhatNot
    I don't want to sound Clintonian but it depends on the meaning of hate.

    In my understanding of God He does not hate any of His children. Since God is our Father I try to relate it to how I feel about my children, my children can certainly do things that make me mad but I don't think they can make me hate them.

    In the perspective of eternity when God destroys His Children he is only ending their earthly life. Even when God destroys His earthly children I do not believe He hates them, or shall I say I do believe He still loves them. Sometimes that loves seems hard and harsh but still it is love.

    Since all people on earth are sinners it would be logical that God hates all of us but instead He loved us enough that He sent His son into the world to die for us and be punished for our sins so that we could live with God. Living with God is conditional, don't get me wrong. I realize we need to tow the line by repenting of our sins, not sinning again and accepting Christ as our Savior and being loyal to Him and following Him.

    Not everybody will accept Jesus Christ but I believe that nearly all would accept Christ if they had a perfect understanding of Christ and what He did for us and does for us.

    There have been times when I have explained to my children over and over again how it is, it seemed they would never get it. Now I see them doing the same to their kids.

    No, I don't think God ever hates us but it must look like it sometimes.

  • Gates Says Boy Scouts Must Preemptively Surrender

    05/22/2015 1:48:54 PM PDT · 37 of 63
    JAKraig to JoeDetweiler
    I would rather see the BSA just disappear from the earth than see this. Sad, sad day.


    I hope and believe that is exactly what will happen if they do this stupid thing. The major supporters of the scouts are Roman Catholic, Mormon and Evangelical Christians. They will likely all pull out of the scouts if this happens, I wouldn't blame them in fact would applaud them. When they and their money go away so will the scouts.

    I would hope instead of joining with the queer scout leader wannabe’s that the scouts fire Gates and do what is right, that is to call evil what it is evil.

  • Dundalk Man Violently Beaten By Group Of Teens

    05/11/2015 9:11:26 AM PDT · 38 of 47
    JAKraig to I want the USA back

    The media deliberately and intentionally will choose to suppress the news of this in order to promote their agenda of blaming Whitey for everything that’s wrong in this country.


    Whitey IS responsible for everything that happens in this country. The white man, like Lyndon Banes Johnson were responsible for welfare and food stamps, section 8 housing and free medical for those that won’t go out and work for the same things. If people had to work they wouldn’t waste their money on drugs and rap nonsense they would spend on things that matter. As it is our ‘Ferrell youts” have a free income for life without working. They have nothing better to do with life than play.

    Whose fault is all this? American voters who don’t understand life and keep voting in the same socialist idiots time after time.

    I would love to see a constitutional amendment that says an elected official cannot hold office until he works in the private sector for 25 years. I wouldn’t mind an amendment that says you can’t vote if you don’t own real property and pay taxes. Those two things would get rid of a lot of the silliness that pervades our governments.

  • Cops, Prosecutors Disagree on Whether Freddie Gray's Knife Was Legal

    05/07/2015 8:29:01 AM PDT · 17 of 33
    JAKraig to Pollster1
    However, it’s equally absurd to accuse the police of murder and kidnapping if the arrest was valid in accordance with the (silly) laws they are supposed to be enforcing.


    I'm not sure that I agree with you.

    Cops are a necessary evil in society. Once you are in the custody of a cop or any entity of the state you should be protected from harm. Any cop that abuses any citizen should have the logic applied to child abusers who are in a position of authority over a child like teachers and parents. The penalty should be much higher because the child has a reasonable expectation to be able to trust the abuser when in their care.

    In our society it is not illegal to run away from a cop just because our eyes meet. It is not legal for a cop to stop a person without reasonable expectation that the person being stopped committed a crime. We don't have random search and stop sites because we are supposed to be safe in our personal space. Certainly our pockets are part of our personal space.

    It would have been wiser for Gray to say don't search me until you get a search warrent but that likely didn't happen and he had been stopped many times in the past. The fact that he had been unlawfully stopped and searched so many times in the past gives him a pretty good reason for running.

    There has been much made about the number of arrests of Mr. Grey. I do not make so much of those arrests because nearly all of them were dismissed, in other words Mr. Grey was a victim of harassment by the cops.

    In Mr. Gray's community it is not unusual to be busted for drugs. Being busted for drugs should really be a civil charge instead of criminal but the cops use what they have to harass citizens.

    To me a cop who harasses any person should not be a cop. Public safety is the cops job not punishment for past offenses. I don't know all the facts in this case, I do know enough however that regardless of the circumstances Mr. Gray should not be dead, even if he had been carrying 20 guns. If Mr. Gray had taken a couple of swings at the cops or spit on them, once SAFELY in police custody he should be able to reasonably expect safety not revenge.

  • Michael Blake dies at 69; 'Dances With Wolves' screenwriter

    05/04/2015 11:22:10 AM PDT · 15 of 21
    JAKraig to nathanbedford

    Dances with Wolves had good music, good cinematography, some charming scenes but a premise that only a leftist could stomach.


    Sometimes you have to look past the leftist cynicism and just try to enjoy the story. The movies are full of fantasies, stories that were never true but fun to see anyway.

    Yes many stories are based on a true story the vast majority are just silliness. “Dances With Wolves” was full of silliness, it certainly was damming of white man, but the two heroes, actually hero and heroine were white people. They were kind and gracious which means that other white people could be kind and gracious. The evil villains were the Pawnee Indians who killed without remorse for fun.

    Yes there were good earth loving Indians and there were evil Indians. Yes there were no-good white stupid queer men but there were also good white people.

    Sometimes you just have to sit back and not listen to the message and just enjoy the story.

  • Why Do Christians Worship on Sunday and Not Saturday?

    05/04/2015 10:51:56 AM PDT · 41 of 102
    JAKraig to mn-bush-man

    The law doesn’t help us; it just leaves us helpless. It doesn’t justify us; it just leaves us guilty before the judgment bar of a holy God. By its operation, it leaves us with no other option than to run to Christ on the cross – the cure for our otherwise fatal disease of sin. Grace to the humble; the Law to the proud.


    Wow, I don’t know where you found this gem or if you came up with it yourself but it is a very powerful statement.

  • Why Do Christians Worship on Sunday and Not Saturday?

    05/04/2015 9:26:55 AM PDT · 36 of 102
    JAKraig to mn-bush-man
    It really doesn’t matter. At the Cross all the legalisms of the old Testament were fulfilled . The old testament laws were put to an end Romans 10:4.
    ...for those who have repented and trusted in Christ's substitutionary atonement for their sins.


    No, the legalisms of the Old Testament were not fulfilled, let me explain before you jump all over me.

    Because of Adams Sin and because the law is that no imperfect being can be in the presence of God and because Adam died and we are his descendants we too must die.

    God instituted a law of sacrifice to pay for our sins. It is our sin that makes us imperfect, it is Adams Transgression that makes us mortal.

    the law of sacrifice has always been that God would send a perfect Son to earth and He would take our punishment for our sins. Because He did not deserve any punishment, He was perfect He could take our punishment for us.

    the law of sacrifice of animals was not to forgive sin, not at all it was simply to remind us of the Gift that God would be giving to man. To say the law is fulfilled only means that the law of sacrifice has been completed, or that the sacrifice has been made. The law for instance that God gave Moses on Sinai is still in place and we are bound by it.

    If we accept Christ and then break the law we are not blameless. we can beg Christ to forgive and keep us His but it means truly repenting to be able to have that “Grace” that allows Him to apply His punishment to our debt. If we break the law over and over then we have not really repented and that Grace will not apply to us because we are liars. Lying is against Gods law. Breaking that law has consequences, lying to God has horrible consequences.

    We no longer have to count how many steps we take on The Sabbath but there still is law we must obey.

  • Freddie Gray Arrest Record, Criminal History & Rap Sheet

    05/01/2015 9:21:49 AM PDT · 153 of 154
    JAKraig to mass55th
    “The guy wasn’t committing a crime...”

    If you believe that, I've got a bridge I want to sell you. And I'm glad you consider multiple felonies as doing stupid stuff.


    The Police department and the prosecutor agree with me not you. They have arrested the cops, I think 7 of them, for manslaughter and 2nd degree murder. The pocket knife they arrested him for was not a switch blade and was legal.

    Only one of the cops was charged with murder but he has been disciplined for roughing up this guy before. He had recently (13 days before this incident) received a letter telling him to quit taking people for rough rides and injuring them in the paddy wagon. Taking a rough ride with your hands bound behind your back and your feet shackled is a sure ticket to injury. Suspects were not supposed to be transported without being restrained with a seat belt.

    They stopped the guy because he was black and an ex-con and because they could get away with it. They had no business being cops. Cops are to protect and serve, if you can't do that then don't be a cop.

  • Microsoft forecasts 1 billion Windows 10 computers, burst of new apps

    04/29/2015 2:23:31 PM PDT · 24 of 38
    JAKraig to DH

    Windows 8 should have been the clarion call as to just sorry Microsoft engineering is.


    I have a desktop & a laptop running 7, an older tablet convertable running XP for tablets, and a Surface Pro 2. The Surface runs 8.1. 8.1 is fantastic once you learn it, eventually people will realize that 10 an 8 are closer than 10 and 7.

  • Freddie Gray Arrest Record, Criminal History & Rap Sheet

    04/29/2015 1:47:25 PM PDT · 150 of 154
    JAKraig to mass55th

    There is no logic to your concept. Why do you bring smokers, fat people, etc., into a discussion about criminals, who willfully partake in illegal activities that put themselves and other people in danger? It’s like you’re saying they’re one and the same.


    My point is simply this, we all do stupid stuff. More plainly, we’re all sinners. The last person we expect our death to come from is a cop.

    The guy wasn’t committing a crime, there was no reason to arrest him, running from a cop when you have not committed a crime is not a crime and is in fact legal. He was simply punished for his lifestyle by a cop or cops. It isn’t the cops job to punish, it is their job to serve and protect.

  • Freddie Gray Arrest Record, Criminal History & Rap Sheet

    04/28/2015 10:58:15 AM PDT · 86 of 154
    JAKraig to mass55th

    Criminal activity never ends well. If the incident with the cops hadn’t resulted in his death, he more than likely would have eventually died by the hand of someone else on the street.


    That logic just blows my mind. Smokers die from smoking, lets send the cops out and kill all the smokers, they’re going to die anyway while we’re at it lets go ahead and kill all the fat people they just get diabetes and and cost us a lot of money by raising our medical insurance rates and they are just going to die anyway.

  • Freddie Gray Arrest Record, Criminal History & Rap Sheet

    04/28/2015 10:46:49 AM PDT · 83 of 154
    JAKraig to 2ndDivisionVet
    Those are felonies for the most part. Why was he not in prison? You and I would be imprisoned for one of those. And we can’t see his juvenile record.


    What you say is true and what others have said contains a lot of truth, but, the conclusions don't make sense. We don't murder a person for crimes they committed in the past and have been adjudicated and paid for. If that were the case lets close up the prisons and just kill all the prisoners.

    If an ex-con doesn't have a right to life that is a very sad situation.

    In this particular instance the victim was the ex-con. He was not accused of a crime he was only being hassled because he was an ex-con, in other words he was murdered for being an ex-con.

    There is no excuse for the riots but likewise there is NO EXCUSE for this murder. It may likely eventually be called manslaughter but it was murder pure and simple. The cops will say they didn't mean to kill him they just wanted to rough him up, but it killed him. This is a sickness in our society that cops think they are better than the crooks. In this case the crook was a petty drug user and perhaps even dealer but the cops were murderers.

    So, who is the thug here?

  • Does the Catholic Church Teach That Adam and Eve Are Myths?

    04/22/2015 12:07:38 PM PDT · 4 of 205
    JAKraig to NYer

    Certainly there are many people who with the teachings of evolution would like to call the story of Adam and Eve a myth but it is one of the most important parts of the Theology of The Gospel.

    If not for the fall of Adam and Eve there would be no need of a Savior. With the Fall we all inherited death and need to be saved. With the Fall we are all separated from God and could not be reunited without the Saviors payment for the sins that separated us.

    Satan would have you believe that indeed the story is a myth that way there would be no need of a Savior and you would become an unbeliever.

    The story of Adam and Eve is so important that Matthew gives the genealogy of Joseph and of Mary back to Adam.

    Believe, follow Him, obey Him and be saved.

  • How Much Influence Does the LDS Church Have on the Legislature? Depends on Who You Ask

    04/22/2015 11:47:31 AM PDT · 22 of 37
    JAKraig to Colofornian
    Elsie mentions it's fifty seven percent Lds.

    The article says:

    ...the 104-member, part-time Legislature, whose members are around 80 percent faithful members of the Mormon Church...

    So the legislature is roughly 23 percent more Mormon than Utah is.


    You misunderstand a lot about state and local politics.

    First, Salt Lake City is only about 40% LDS while the County is about 50% LDS. All the other counties in UTAH are about 75% LDS, some more and some less. When you have elections the majority of voters get to decide who represents them. In the vast majority of the state there is a majority of Mormons and they typically vote for people like themselves who happen to be Mormons. In the City of Salt Lake that is also the case but the majority is not Mormon in the city and the city makes up a large part of the state population. If not for the City and their below 50% Mormon population the state legislator would be 100% Mormon.

    Like I said, in Rome, Italy the city council is 100% Roman Catholic, in Italy the Parliament is nearly always 100% Roman Catholic. While some of the Communists in Italy are really Atheist they call themselves Catholic so they can get elected.

    I don't see the problem with Utah and their Mormon majority. I don't see a problem with the State Legislator of Georgia not having any Mormons on it or Kentucky, New York or many other states. People like to be represented by people like themselves. It sounds like someone doesn't like Mormons and wants to take away their opportunity to represent themselves in their own state.

  • Ann Coulter: Scott Walker Is ‘Smoking Out the Cheap Labor Hacks’ on Immigration

    04/22/2015 11:25:40 AM PDT · 32 of 41
    JAKraig to Yo-Yo

    “YES! Fantastic, amazing, just what I’ve been waiting for! Romney, of course, said exactly this and also endorsed E-Verify and a fence on the border,”

    Agreeing with Romney isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement in my book.


    There was much to agree with Romney about, he had a pretty good foreign affairs agenda and at least he talked a good illegal alien agenda. He talked a good story on Obama Care. The problem is that he was a moderate Republican. A moderate Republican may be better than a Socialist Democrat, just not much better. You take what you can get.

    So far I’m all in for Walker, I think he is the real deal. There are a lot of good things about most any Republican it is just that so many of them go wishy washy on social issues and immigration. Why can’t we just admit that unwed mothers and queers are bad for our society instead of making excuses for them? Why would any right minded person think that queers of the same sex getting married is a natural consequence of love? Why would any normal person think that people should give their hard earned money to pay for someone to have a child without having an income to support it.

    At some point we have to realize that we have to take responsibility for our actions or society will fall apart.

    It is by the way certainly falling appart, I’m not sure anything can be done about it.

    Obama and his Socialist buddies want it to fall apart so they can take complete control of it. He may get what he wants but the outcome may not be what he wants. He would like to get rid of guns so that he can force us to see things his way, I’m not sure he will be successful in getting rid of guns and I’m not sure the people with guns will follow him without a fight, at least I hope not.

  • How Much Influence Does the LDS Church Have on the Legislature? Depends on Who You Ask

    04/21/2015 11:48:17 AM PDT · 10 of 37
    JAKraig to Elsie
    I guess the Roman Catholic Church has it's own Parliament in Italy.

    This is stupid.

    I wonder what the Baptists would say about the number of Catholics in Rome. I wonder what the Catholics say about the city council in Cleveland Tenn.

    Where ever you have a large majority of one religion among a group of people of course their representative government will have a majority of those people on it.

  • On Trial for Being Catholic

    04/19/2015 8:26:00 PM PDT · 17 of 58
    JAKraig to terycarl

    I would say it is a silly question and can only be answered by the Lord Jesus Christ.

    It is at least presumptuous to believe that you are a judge that can tell if a person is a Christian or not.

  • What Ever Happened to the Spiritual Works of Mercy?

    04/17/2015 8:33:23 AM PDT · 14 of 27
    JAKraig to avenir

    This is an interesting topic but I find that too many people concentrate on the acts of mercy but forget about Justice. Mercy cannot rob justice.

    People may or may not choose to give mercy but for God there is a Law, no unclean thing can abide in the presence of God, period. We are sinners and thus unclean. There is a punishment for sinners and it is death and separation from the presence of God forever, justice is not denied or forgotten by God.

    There was one however who lived on earth who was not a sinner for whom however the sentence of death was still given even though He was not guilty of sin, that of Course is The Savior Jesus Christ. He paid for our sins, he bore them up from the garden until His last breath on the cross. He was not punished for His own sins but for mine and yours. His punishment satisfies the law of Justice. The punishment has been given. If we accept the gift that Jesus offers us then we will indeed benefit from the gift of mercy. If we don’t accept that gift then we will have to suffer the punishment for ourselves. That punishment means we can never be in the presence of God, we will have to suffer that banishment from Him forever.

    The Grace of God will allow the suffering of Christ to pay the price of our own sins and allow us back into the presence of God. While Christ suffered for our sins it is only the Grace of God that allows that punishment to suffice as payment for our sin. God loves us enough that He allowed Jesus to suffer for our sins. Jesus didn’t suffer for the sins of one but for all. Being the literal Son of God gave Him the ability to survive the punishment meant for all mankind, I’m sure it was horrendous and I am truly grateful that He was allowed to take my punishment for me. Oh, it is wonderful.

  • The Walter Scott Outrage Nobody Is Talking about

    04/17/2015 6:36:03 AM PDT · 16 of 18
    JAKraig to Erik Latranyi
    First, Erik Latranyi and Flaglady,
    This case has nothing to do with politics whether or not liberal or conservative. This is a case about murder and the unjustifiable use of force.

    Walter was a threat to NOBODY! This officer has a history of using his taser as a means of punishment/torture. How can that be condoned by any civilized person. We have courts to decide the punishment of crime breakers, not cops.

    I have been unjustifiably arrested because I was carrying a weapon, it didn't mean anything that I had a concealed carry permit and that the officer didn't know I was carrying until I told him.

    A good friend of mine was a police chief in a major metropolitan city. This police chief told me that half of all cops are bad. They take bribes, they take sexual favors from women in leiu of tickets and abuse people they arrest. I doubted him when he told me and thought he was jaded or something. Now that I have lived several decades after his telling me that I realize that he was right.

    A good cop may go his entire service time of 20 years or more without ever using his weapon or taser. Being a cop is not a license to kill. Bad cops use tasers and guns over and over again. This is about a bad cop not about a liberal press.

  • New Zoom Video -- The Walter Scott/Officer Slager Taser Struggle

    04/14/2015 10:07:02 PM PDT · 59 of 72
    JAKraig to JAKraig

    I said Williams above but it was Walter Scott, it is late.

  • New Zoom Video -- The Walter Scott/Officer Slager Taser Struggle

    04/14/2015 10:04:16 PM PDT · 58 of 72
    JAKraig to tophat9000
    I can hardly believe what I'm reading.

    A taser is a one time fire device. The Taser was successfully deployed against the dead man, the darts were still in his clothes. There is no way that the Officer could have been shot with his own taser if Williams had also been shot. We know for sure that Williams was shot. All the hype about the officer being incapacitated because he was shot with his own taser is wrong and simply an impossibility and just wishful thinking for those who think the cop is always right.

    I am not saying anything good about the deadbeat dad who was murdered, but, he was murdered without proper justification. There is simply too much of this murder by cop going around. It is high time a cop is finally charged for his murder. If society does not start holding cops accountable for their actions there will only be more and more of this cop murdering happening.

  • Are Christians Under the 10 Commandments?

    04/12/2015 8:25:18 PM PDT · 134 of 280
    JAKraig to RnMomof7
    You don’t go to hell because you break the 10 commandments, you go to hell for not being Born Again.



    I'm afraid I have to interject a little thought or two here.

    You don't get anything for doing anything. We are sinners, If we Love the Lord Jesus Christ then He loves us and the GRACE of God applies to us. There are many ways to prove that love, obeying His commandments is certainly one of the ways that we can show our love BUT saying we are born again, a pastor saying we are born again is meaningless. The Lord has said “by their fruits ye shall know them”. That is how The Lord will know us too.

    When Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden of Eden they lost not only their immortality but also the ability to be in the presence of God.

    We die and are separated eternally from God, or said another way we go to Hell, regardless of what we do here because of Adam and Eve. Even if we were perfect in this life, which is impossible, only Christ has done that, but even if we were perfect we would not “earn” a heavenly reward. There is a price to pay for us to come back in the presence of God and that price was paid by The Son of God who offered himself a sinless sacrifice so that we could reenter the presence of God.

    God does not grant every person entry into the Kingdom just because Christ was punished, He only gives that to people who accept Christ. God does not grant entry into heaven because someone says they Believe in Christ, or that they have been saved. Those who accept Christ have still not earned anything. Those people may have shown that they really accepted Him by having good works but the good works don't get you anything. Only the Grace of God allows us to enter back into the presence of God.

    It is most unlikely that that Grace will be offered to people who haven't proved their love of The Lord, as James says, “Show me your works and I will show you your faith.”

    Accepting The Lord Jesus Christ is a lot more than mere words. The Lord paid a really great price for the privilege of offering grace, it will not be given willy nilly. I expect that on the day of judgement there will be a lot of surprises and broken hearts, or perhaps weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.

  • Are Christians Under the 10 Commandments?

    04/12/2015 7:41:43 PM PDT · 128 of 280
    JAKraig to pgyanke

    You did a most masterful job of explaining this, thank you.

  • Are Christians Under the 10 Commandments?

    04/12/2015 12:25:15 PM PDT · 29 of 280
    JAKraig to Carbonsteel
    The Ten Commandments are not what is meant in the Bible as “The Law”. Moses delivered the 10 Commandments but gave the Israelite s much more law in how to live life. As time went on Prophets and Scribes, later Rabbi's added to the law which explained how many steps you could take on the Sabbath along with thousands of other things. The Ten Commandments are not considered as part of the Law. The law was given by men but the Ten Commandments were given to Moses and written by the finger of God. The Ten Commandments are most certainly still in effect. Which one of them do you think you can break without consequence unless you repent of it? Can you not love your God? Can you dishonor your parents and expect to go to heaven? What about Lying, or surly you can murder now without consequence. All of the Ten Commandments are still in force, if you disobey them you do it at your own peril and are surely not Christ's.
  • North Charleston officer faces murder charge after video shows him shooting man in back

    04/09/2015 12:27:41 PM PDT · 128 of 128
    JAKraig to ArmstedFragg
    I don't need snarky language to be able to answer your questions. You can see the wires dangling from the object in the video that the officer carries over to the body. I can't think of any other device that the officer carries that has wires connected to it. If it looks like a taser, has wires on it connected to the body then it is a taser.

    There is no reason in this case that the officer has to move evidence in a murder case to protect anyone but himself. The officers story was that the perp took the taser away from him and therfore it was a threat to the officer, so in order to protect the officer who could have been shot with his own taser and then disables and had his gun stolen, that the officer had to shoot the perp to keep all the above happening and to protect society from the perp having the officers gun. This was the story before the video was known. If you look you will find all these FACTS and more in the coverage of the crime in many stories that have been written about the case.

    I don't need to contact law enforcement to let them know the FACTS that they already know and have charged the guy with murder. The normal method to charge an officer with murder would take many weeks at best and months would not be uncommon but in this case there is enough to make the charge. The officers original story is proven to be a lie by the video. The cops attorney deserted him because of the lying that was obvious after the video came out.

    The cop appears to be a murder. We have trials to make sure what we think we see is what happened and to make sure there isn't reasonable doubt before we punish such a heinous crime. This video will likely put him in prison for the rest of his life but that punishment will not be enough in my opinion.

    Cops are held or at least should be held to a higher standard than the rest of us. They understand more than the rest of us the consequences of disobeying the law. They aren't allowed to get emotional and mete out justice to perps, that is what we have courts for. In this case the cop was angry and killed.

    The cop will likely come up with a more reasonable story to make him look less guilty but it won't work because his original testimony is fair game and he will have to explain it, he will have to explain why he lied. Once you admit lying no one on the jury will believe you again, you will be considered what you are, a bad cop.

  • North Charleston officer faces murder charge after video shows him shooting man in back

    04/08/2015 11:57:05 AM PDT · 117 of 128
    JAKraig to ArmstedFragg
    a.(1) his backup was arriving and could and did render care.

    a(2) absent supplies, about the only care you can provide in that situation is to position the individual so that he doesn't aspirate.

    b. You don't leave department property laying on the ground where you can't keep an eye on it and some bystander can walk off with it.

    Not as inflammatory, but they make as much sense to me as a cop trying to “plant” a weapon that wouldn't help his case any.


    I'm sorry but your logic is driving me crazy.

    His backup was coming so he moved the tazer to where he could say the perp dropped it after being shot. His backup would not know any different and might make it a clean shoot.

    “You don't leave department property on the ground”. You do leave that property on the ground and don't touch it if it is part of a crime scene.

    The cop “clearly” planted a weapon. This is a bad cop. The perp might not be an angel but the cop is a murderer. It appears the cop was angry at the perp and too lazy to chase him so killed him. Unless he gets the death penalty it won't be enough.

    This is one of the most sickening videos I have ever seen the only thing that makes me sicker is knowing that without the video he would have gotten away with it.

  • The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

    04/08/2015 11:24:31 AM PDT · 3 of 4
    JAKraig to UCANSEE2

    There is much to comment on here but I will limit myself to one little thought from your long list of interesting, thought provoking ideas.

    Christ is the lamb slain from before the world because He accepted His fate before the world was. He came here precisely to be slain as a sacrifice to cover our sin just as the scapegoat and sacrificial lamb were to take away or hide the sins of Israel in the time of Christ and earlier.

    What the Israelites didn’t understand was that their sacrifices weren’t ever to take away their sins but were only to remind them that The Son Of God would come and would really take away their sins. They knew of The Messiah, they knew what He was coming for but the process ended up becoming more than it was supposed to, it became the end instead of the means.

    Sacrifice was likely instituted in the early days of Adam, his sons offered sacrifice so they likely learned it from their father. Even as far back as Adam man knew that Christ would come to take away the sins of man.

    The Lord Jesus Christ came here for that reason. As in Adam all men die so in Christ are all men made alive, as Paul would say. While Christ expects men to repent of their sins to be able to follow Him into Heaven and inherit with Him all His Father has, all men whether or not they repent and follow Christ will be resurrected because Christ loved us enough and unlocked death to let us all out of the chains of death.

  • Cold Fusion Goal by 2020 Olympics: Tohoku University Launches “Clean Energy [LENR] Research Lab”

    04/02/2015 6:20:45 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    JAKraig to Lx

    Most heaters (I design and sell heaters for industry) are indeed a coil of wire but not an electronic coil and have no usable inductance or reluctance, they are straight resistance. Any wire has some inductance but it is not used or calculated for any but the most demanding instrumental calculations. To be what most would consider a “Coil” there should be either a core, a frame or other wound material next to the coil in question. A heater coil is a “one” turn coil. The electromagnetic force generated in that “coil” has a one cycle and one turn effect. When you have many turns in a coil that counter electromotive force collapses through all of them so that the effect is greatly exaggerated. In a heater “coil” even when using alternating current the collapsing field is about the same effect as a straight wire, the coils are so separated or stretched by distance as to not be a true coil. It really is something in this case to be ignored.

  • Cold Fusion Goal by 2020 Olympics: Tohoku University Launches “Clean Energy [LENR] Research Lab”

    03/30/2015 5:36:02 PM PDT · 16 of 25
    JAKraig to Lx

    I don’t believe there is a power factor correction needed for straight resistance as found in a heating element.

  • Women and Guns Data - Reasons why they carry

    03/24/2015 8:34:30 AM PDT · 10 of 12
    JAKraig to w1n1

    Don’t all women carry for the same reason that all men who carry do? Protection.

    We live in a dangerous world that is getting more dangerous.

    George Zimmerman carried and is alive because of it, many others share the same fortune.

    We will not willfully bow down to the unlawful thieves and murders in our society.