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  • Millennial Series: Part 22: Premillennialism and the Tribulation

    11/16/2014 5:11:41 PM PST · 6 of 10
    JAKraig to wmfights

    My point being, while “everyone has their own opinion and idea” only the Premillennialists are consistent in how they interpret Scripture.


    My father once explained to me that opinions are like a persons rear end. Everyone has one and most of them stink.

    That being said, The Lord has told us that the hour or even day of the second coming of The Lord is not known by anyone including Himself except for The Father. Speculation about when it will happen is just that speculation. If there happens to be a representative of The Lord on the earth and he says he knows, then he is a liar or the scriptures lie.

    We simply do not know the answer to this line of questions. Those that are alive when The Lord returns, they will know but only after He returns.

    My private speculation is that Christians will have to weather the storm of the tribulation just like everybody else but they will not be subject to the trials of the horrors of drugs, queer lifestyles, alcohol abuse, sex abuse, Aids and other sexually transmitted disease simply because of their Christian lifestyle. There will be those who call themselves Christian who will not be Christian whom I suspect will suffer more than those truly living the Christian lifestyle as taught by Christ.

    I’m thinking it will be good to live to an old age and die peacefully in your sleep rather than have to try to live through the Tribulation. That having been said, surviving the Tribulation and seeing the Glorious arrival of Jesus Christ would be a wonder to behold for sure.

  • MD: Warning Shot Cited as Evidence of Restraint in Self Defense Shooting

    11/16/2014 4:34:43 PM PST · 15 of 23
    JAKraig to ThunderSleeps

    When it is life or death, you take no chances, period. . . .


    There are plenty of reasons to fire a warning shot. Showing a gun will usually stop the attacker if he is sane. The only time my weapon was uses it was only revealed in my belt, not even pulled out.

    I have no desire to kill anyone who does not intend to kill or hurt me or can’t be persuaded to walk away instead of killing me or mine. While I practice two to center mass and one to the head if an aggressor stops after the first shot so will I. The truth is I believe that not only do I have to answer to the local law, I have to answer to my maker. I need to know I was more than legally justified, I need to be justified.

  • McConnell unanimously elected Senate majority leader: reports

    11/13/2014 12:56:06 PM PST · 52 of 54
    JAKraig to Starboard
    I just don’t believe that McConnell (or for that matter Boehner) is up to this type of all out political warfare.


    I do believe you are correct about the all our warfare that will be practiced by Obama but, people with power are very jealous of their power. McConnell knows what he is doing, he will not be easily persuaded to give up power, he is a organizational nightmare if you are working against him.

  • McConnell unanimously elected Senate majority leader: reports

    11/13/2014 8:45:26 AM PST · 34 of 54
    JAKraig to Starboard

    I see these comments bashing someone who was successful in leading the minority party to be the majority party.

    I know Mitch McConnell personally. I worked for him when he first got into politics when he was just a county judge. Back then in Kentucky County Judge was a political patronage plumb job. It meant that you could give jobs to all your political hacks. In those days county employees had to give 2% of their pay to the party in power. Judge McConnell got ordinances and laws passed that stopped the practice. He was one of the best organized people I ever saw, if he said he would do it he did it.

    I did not vote for him in the primary, I too would like fresh blood, more conservative blood in the Senate but, we could do a whole lot worse than Mitch McConnell.

    We should at least give credit where credit it due. Lets see now what he does with it. I expect it to be a whole lot better than Harry Reid.

  • Voters put climate change policy in the hands of climate change denier

    11/07/2014 7:55:45 AM PST · 35 of 46
    JAKraig to ScottinVA
    Perhaps it’s because the voters themselves are coming to realize the whole “global warming” BS is just that... BS.


    The whole Climate Change/Global Warming has always been a hoax so that governments could have another tax stream. That is all it has ever been.

    Global warming has not happened. There are small fluctuations in every inter glacial period but the ones we have gone through in the 20th century and now are small in comparisons to the dramatic changes of a thousand years ago or the mini- ice age of just 400 years ago.

    It is likely that we are entering another mini ice age at best and a full blown 100,000 year ice age at worst.

    If you follow data you have to be an idiot to believe in global warming and dummer than a rock to believe in C02 caused warming. Percent of CO2 in our atmosphere has gone up substantially in the last 100 years while temperature has gone up and down and is heading down again now.

    My hope is that the electorate has seen the truth, finally and realized that the liberal bastions of the press should be ignored.

  • On Despising Mormon Polygamy

    11/06/2014 9:25:05 AM PST · 68 of 100
    JAKraig to ravenwolf

    The Lord Jesus Christ is the Groom and we are all His brides.

    I have never seen a proscription of polygamy in Scripture but I have seen that a Bishop and Deacon must be the husband of one wife. Even that can be confusing because it does not say only one wife, is it possible that it means that you must be married before having those positions?

  • Interest Rates Cannot Rise and Here’s Why…

    11/04/2014 1:03:55 PM PST · 22 of 26
    JAKraig to sr4402

    I have warned people for years, the only safe or wise investments are commodities. People have to eat, stay warm and have shelter. You can still make money if you provide any of those things.

    The government will not admit that they caused this on purpose to steal from those who had enough to save. The Government redistribution is simply a means of Leftist to steal from the “rich” and give to the poor. Their idea is have everybody in the same boat and all dependent on the government for sustenance.

    Some people spent all their money just like the grasshopper wasted all his time. When the winter comes, and it will come soon, the savers will have to save all the grasshoppers who wasted their money on fun.

    I have said it is wise to have precious metals squirreled away, I believe it more than ever now.

    Silver is cheap right now, stock up.

  • Student wearing rosary, gets arrested

    11/03/2014 8:20:45 AM PST · 50 of 62
    JAKraig to silverleaf

    geez, if a cop tells a 14 yr old to tuck it in, just do it instead of mouthing off about your “rights”. Somehow I don’t read that this yoot is wearing a piece of metal to show off his religion - story needs more details from the other side - until then we are all making assumptions

    So when a cop tells us we can’t photograph him beating someone else up we should just put the camera away, right? When a cop tells us we can’t open carry because it scares someone, we should just go home, right. When a cop tells us we can’t wear an American flag pin because it might offend some illegal we should just put it away, right?

    Yeah we should all just do whatever the cops tell us to do, that is surely the best way to protect our constitutional rights.

  • Student wearing rosary, gets arrested

    11/03/2014 8:15:17 AM PST · 49 of 62
    JAKraig to EBH

    If one reads the link in post #20, one quickly realizes that the boy wearing it to honor his brother...not for the glory of God, is a sacrilegious endeavor.

    It seems to me there is much lost from this news article and I am tending to side with the police on this matter.


    Not so much what you say. He was wearing it because his brother told him it would be a protection to him. So while he is honoring his brothers dying wish for him to protect himself, he wears it for it’s religious value to protect him, it is a matter of using a tool to help increase his faith and awareness of who he is.

    The cops are dead wrong on this and I hope they have to pay big.

  • String Theory: Now Circling the Drain

    10/30/2014 9:23:20 AM PDT · 26 of 62
    JAKraig to Tenacious 1

    I have always wondered how we know for sure how big the Universe is. I actually wonder if we are able to see all the light that is produced in the Universe. For portions of the Universe that have traveled away from us on the farthest edge as we travel (expand) in the opposite direction away from the opposite edge, is there a limit or space and time in which light will never reach us?


    Your question is relevant and spot on in your reasoning. The fact is we don’t know how large or how old the universe is but, we have some ideas. The size is based on measurements and observations and taking red shift into account.

    Because of the big bang theory there are certain assumptions that are made about the speed of the expansion of the universe. Because we can only see out to about 13-1/2 billion light years we suppose that is the size. The relatively recent very long exposures of the Hubble Space telescope of areas that were thought to be blank have been an eyeopening experience for Astronomers. Literally tens of thousands of galaxies that were not known to exist were seen and they were farther away than could have been explained a decade or so ago.

    If a longer exposure didn’t show any more galaxies than we have already seen it would not prove there are none, it would be possible as you stated in your comment that light has simply not had enough time to reach us because it is so far away.

    It is entirely possible that the universe is substantially larger but not substantially younger. It makes sense that the further away objects are from the center of the universe the faster they must be traveling. Since the number of photons decrease at the square of the distance and since leaving the shutter open for 14 days only illuminated to 13-1/2 Billion years I would wonder what we would see from a 200 day open shutter. If we see twice as many galaxies they would have to be further away, again expanding the known size of our universe.

    I never took any stock in the String Theory stuff anyway.

    I believe in God. I believe that God created the Heavens and The Earth. I don’t suppose to know how but believe He did. I believe He has created worlds without end, so to me the size of the universe is infinite.

    I also don’t quite think I am ready to totally accept black holes either. I’m not saying they don’t exist but I’m certainly not ready to say they do, I don’t think the book is closed on that research yet. It seems like infinity goes both ways, maybe we can always divide matter into smaller parts and get smaller and smaller.

    Being alive in a time when the observations that we have seen in the last several decades has been fun.

  • Benchmark Test: Apple iPad Air 2 Still Can’t Beat Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    10/29/2014 12:17:27 PM PDT · 22 of 43
    JAKraig to GeronL
    It’s too expensive though, IMO

    There are a lot of knockoff’s of the Pro.

    I have a little Lenovo tablet that runs 8.1. It runs the full version of 8.1 and it will also run the RT version, you can switch back and forth on the fly.

    When I first got it the apps were pretty pathetic, they are getting much better. It uses the Atom processor and will run a good ten hours if just reading but if I'm surfing the web or watching movies I'm down to about 7 hours. How much did I pay? $199.00 on sale at a big box electronic store. I have seen similar devices for just over $100.

    I bought the Ipad original, it won't update and so many of my apps won't upgrade and nearly any new app requires a newer Ipad to run it on, so , I'm just stuck with an Ipad that doesn't know that it is outdated after just a few years after being born.

    I thought the Ipad was cool when it came out except for I-Tunes. I don't need I-tunes or any other software to talk to my Lenovo 2 tablet, it is just easily seen on the network, shares work perfectly either way.

    Say what you will about Windows-8.1 but I don't have a problem with it, especially on a tablet.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/29/2014 9:21:19 AM PDT · 124 of 146
    JAKraig to Elsie

    I don’t know exactly but she wants me to be with her.
    Then you should ask her to clarify it so you WILL know!

    If you are a Christian, and she is NOT worthy; you WILL be with her on Level Two.

    (Most Mormons will be there anyway; according to the data...)


    I don’t know where I’ll be any more than anybody else I know. I will be where believers in Jesus Christ who try their best to serve Him will be. I may not be good enough to be one of the “Great and Nobel” ones but I’m not too worried about it, I know I will get what I deserve.

    At any rate unless Mormons are right I will not be “with” her or anyone else for that matter. Mainstream Christianity does not allow for gender or marriage in the next life, we will all be the same. The relationships of earth will all be forgotten, the ties of earth will all be broken.

    Mormons believe that those who do not have an understanding of Mormonism and therefore do not accept it in this life will have that understanding in the next life and will likely accept it there. They have Temples for that eventuality. They believe the Temple work is necessary for eternal progression. They also believe that God wants all of us to have that opportunity for progression, that is why they do Temple work for the dead. I consider it a noble idea, maybe it will suffice for me, who knows?

    The rest of Christianity does not believe in “eternal progression” or having the opportunity to become like God and Jesus Christ. I have to admit that in reading the New Testament the position of the Mormons fits on that idea. The thought of having my own personal cloud to learn and play the harp on might be pretty good for the first few hundred years but at some point I am likely going to want to progress. Mainstream Christianity pretty much ignores this topic but to the Mormons it is a regular part of their doctrines. Personally, I hope they are right. If it doesn’t get boring after a few hundred years it is sure to after a few million years.

  • When GOP Takes Senate, How & When Will Obama Find Time To Read & Sign 350 Bills?

    10/28/2014 8:03:30 PM PDT · 18 of 34
    JAKraig to blackdog

    The only difference between bills now and then is that there won’t be any signed by the president.

    At some point he will want some positions or judges filled and will have to sign a few bills into law to get his way. I expect that to take at least a year.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/28/2014 7:58:33 PM PDT · 122 of 146
    JAKraig to Elsie

    How does she feel about the fact that you will NOT be with her FOREVER?


    I don’t know exactly but she wants me to be with her. Maybe some day I’ll see it differently and come around to her way of thinking. I don’t count myself out yet. I don’t have anything against the Mormons or their theology, it’s just that I think it is great for Mormons.

  • Seven Sub-Topical Samples Proving Mormonism's Occultic Origins [The OTHER WORLD Series]

    10/28/2014 1:28:53 PM PDT · 25 of 173
    JAKraig to Colofornian

    If understand them correctly The Church pretty much agrees with all that you reported upon and is proud of it. They may see some of the things in a little different light or perhaps use a little different wording, more flattering wording but pretty much means the same thing.

    To Mormons a just God would not let people who have never heard the word of God be sentenced to Hell for eternity. This is one thing I find fascinating about the Mormon religion.

    I do believe in life after death, I haven’t a clue what it is though. While I don’t know what it is I think the way the Mormons see it looks pretty interesting. Nobody else talks much about it, it is either Heaven or Hell and if you don’t confess Jesus Christ as Savior then it is Hell. I think the Mormon theology offers a little hope to those who have never heard the name of Jesus Christ. If God is our Father and He does love us then I think He would provide a way of salvation to all His children and not depend on the luck of the draw.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/28/2014 5:33:54 AM PDT · 120 of 146
    JAKraig to Elsie

    My wife has never talked about rules of wear except that clothes should cover them.
    Does she have a TR?

    If TR means Temple Recommend, yes she has one and has for decades. She had it before I ever met her.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/27/2014 11:44:41 AM PDT · 115 of 146
    JAKraig to Elsie

    What do missionary rules have to do with garments?

    The rule book is the Temple Recommend questions, it is the only handbook needed.

    If you can answer them properly then you can wear the garment properly.

    My wife has never talked about rules of wear except that clothes should cover them. I don’t think that is a problem for most people, my clothes cover my underwear.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/27/2014 11:39:55 AM PDT · 114 of 146
    JAKraig to Elsie

    You show a 57% Mormon population in an over 60% Mormon population state, but how many of those are temple Mormons? What is the population of Mormons in the prison? What is the population of active Mormons in the prison? What is the percentage of temple Mormons in the prison? Nearly 0% I suspect. In looking through suits to the Federal Government by Mormons in prison I have not seen one that requested permission to wear garments.

    The truth is there are not really very many Mormons in prison. When a Mormon is convicted of a felony they have a court or disciplinary council as they call it and are normally excommunicated. When they have served all their time and have no more obligations to the state/Fed and generally 12 months after that they can petition The Church for re-baptism and become a Mormon again.

    This is not a problem for inactive Mormons they probably didn’t want home teachers coming to bother them anyway but for a person who simply had a lapse in judgment it would be excruciating. To an active Mormon, church and ordinances of the church are a very big part of their lives.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/27/2014 8:55:32 AM PDT · 108 of 146
    JAKraig to Colofornian
    “Why is it @ Mormon testimony meetings we don't hear testimonies about how somebody’s temple garment (Underwear) saved them from temptation and evil? Anybody know of such a testimony?


    First you would have to go to a Mormon Testimony meeting to hear such a claim. there are over 30000 Testimony meetings each month, you would have to go to a lot of meetings to hear them all. But, taking my tongue out of my cheek, you don't hear them because when the garment is properly worn, and that has nothing to do with the garment but the qualifications for it, you don't approach evil. Mormons die in car wrecks, get murdered, have their houses broken into just like everybody else, but, I do suspect they rob banks less frequently or commit adultery less frequently than the general population, at least I suspect this is so for people properly wearing the garment.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/24/2014 5:49:56 AM PDT · 75 of 146
    JAKraig to Elsie is clear that it is the faithfulness to covenants that will be a protection to the wearer...


    “Inasmuch as you do not defile it,

    If you DEFILE your underwear???


    No Elsie, I’m sure you realize that the wearing of the garment is a symbol of the covenants made. Defiling the covenants is what is being talked about. There are conditions to receiving the garment, the same as getting a temple recommend. if you defile the garment it means that you have defiled your covenants. That is why it is better for some of us to be non-Mormon, that way there is nothing to defile.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/24/2014 5:46:06 AM PDT · 73 of 146
    JAKraig to Elsie
    ... Mormon Scripoture that is still in force in the 21st Century...
    So; fellas...

    ...are your wives glad that cold weather is now here and they can eat MEAT again?


    When the word of wisdom was written there was no refrigeration. It was unwise to eat any meat that was more than a few hours old in the summer. Times change. The Mormon prophets have said that eating meat sparingly is wise and doctors agree with them.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/24/2014 5:42:53 AM PDT · 72 of 146
    JAKraig to Elsie

    Elsie, what are you trying to say? That the word of wisdom has something to do with bathing in the garments? The word of wisdom is the one thing that the rest of the world applauds the Mormons for and you try to make fun of it. The Mormons live longer than most anybody in the world because of their word of wisdom. I’m sure my wife will outlive me by decades, her dad is already 95 and still driving and taking care of himself.

    The Mormons health code called “The Word of Wisdom” is something we would all be well advised to adopt. They knew tobacco was bad for us way before society did and only recently has it been found that tobacco was good for bruises.

    Yes, you are right they still honor the Word of Wisdom, good for them. If fact, if I understand it right you aren’t eligible to go to the temple and get garments if you don’t honor “The Word of Wisdom”.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/24/2014 5:33:43 AM PDT · 71 of 146
    JAKraig to Elsie

    What I said was that EXCEPT FOR THE SYMBOLS” they could be purchased anywhere.
    Quoted material does NOT match what you typed.

    I don’t know what you think I said that doesn’t match, here is a cut and paste from what I said.

    “The underwear is rather plain and if it weren’t for the little symbols sewn onto them you could buy them at any store that sells undergarments.”

    Next time perhaps you should read the whole statement before you post.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/24/2014 5:30:22 AM PDT · 70 of 146
    JAKraig to Elsie

    I can buy them??

    Of Course you can. You can buy underwear without the symbols, anybody can.


    Or bottoms:

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/24/2014 5:26:03 AM PDT · 69 of 146
    JAKraig to Elsie

    They are a protection to them in the same way that people who are true to their faith are protected by God.

    HMMMmmm....I’ve heard ‘stories’ from Mormons about how their GARMENTS could really, REALLY protect them.

    Well we have all heard STORIES about a multitude of things. I’ve heard stories of thousands of infant skeletons buried at convents but that does not make it so.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/24/2014 5:23:57 AM PDT · 68 of 146
    JAKraig to Elsie

    The underwear is rather plain and if it weren’t for the little symbols sewn onto them you could buy them at any store that sells undergarments.

    Isn’t some ‘special’ identification needed to purchase them?

    Anybody can purchase underwear that looks just like Mormon underwear except it does not have the little symbols. No you don’t have to have identification to purchase underwear.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/23/2014 7:05:59 PM PDT · 41 of 146
    JAKraig to greyfoxx39

    You said their ceremony says:

    “Inasmuch as you do not defile it, but are true and faithful to your covenants, it will be a shield and a protection to you against the power of the destroyer until you have finished your work on the earth.”


    Your argument is not an argument, it is clear that it is the faithfulness to covenants that will be a protection to the wearer, the Mormon garment is only a symbol of faith.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/23/2014 7:02:01 PM PDT · 40 of 146
    JAKraig to aMorePerfectUnion
    I also personally knew older mormons who told of keeping one arm in the garment while bathing, then switching to the other arm so that the “protection” was always there.


    they would have had to been very old, that custom died in the 19th century. There was a Novel written that was popular that told a story of a pioneer that did that, that is where most of those silly stories come from. Unless you knew someone endowed before 1900 is is very unlikely that you ever met anyone who did that.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/23/2014 6:58:03 PM PDT · 39 of 146
    JAKraig to greyfoxx39
    BTW, the garments may not be “purchased at any store that sells undergarments.” They may be purchased only by “worthy” mormons who must present proof at certain church approved outlets. . . .


    What I said was that EXCEPT FOR THE SYMBOLS” they could be purchased anywhere. the style is not uncommon especially for men.

  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/22/2014 11:39:56 AM PDT · 20 of 146
    JAKraig to SkyDancer
    Totally False and asinine.

    I'm married to a Mormon who wears the garments, they're underwear period. The underwear is rather plain and if it weren't for the little symbols sewn onto them you could buy them at any store that sells undergarments. They have sacred symbols on them to remind them of the promises they made to God. They are a protection to them in the same way that people who are true to their faith are protected by God. Only cynical, Non-Mormons call them “Magic Underwear”.

  • Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine” (Now?)

    10/17/2014 5:47:21 AM PDT · 110 of 117
    JAKraig to SatinDoll

    The Democrats believe you should never let a good emergency go to waste. It sounds stupid I know, but, I really believe these people are trying to make it worse so they can have a reason to take more control of our lives. Many people will beg for it and think it only makes sense. I don’t believe it can happen fast enough to delay the election but then again, this administration has surprised me before.

  • Here Are The Countries Where Ebola Is Most Likely To Show Up Next

    10/14/2014 11:20:31 AM PDT · 9 of 18
    JAKraig to Cats Pajamas
    Makes you wonder doesn’t it?


    What I wonder is how did the patient 0 afford the $4000.00 flight from Liberia if he couldn't afford medical treatment there. I am suspecting that there is a Muslim connection.

  • Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage

    10/14/2014 10:53:54 AM PDT · 45 of 50
    JAKraig to Ripliancum

    10/13/2014, 11:49:28 PM · 43 of 44
    Ripliancum to JAKraig
    I would love to see the LDS Prophet make a very hard stand against gay marriage and say The Church will NEVER change. That should put the subject to rest.
    See post #5 and #9. Specifically these parts…

    “today’s announcement by the Supreme Court, will have no effect on the doctrinal position or practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is that only marriage between a man and a woman is acceptable to God.”

    “...Even as we seek to be meek and to avoid contention, we must not compromise or dilute our commitment to the truths we understand. We must not surrender our positions or our values. The gospel of Jesus Christ and the covenants we have made inevitably cast us as combatants in the eternal contest between truth and error. There is no middle ground in that contest.”


    I saw all that and understood well what was said, but if they would say “it will never change”, it should stop the pushing.

  • Slave photo discovered from Robert E Lee home on Ebay

    10/13/2014 1:00:04 PM PDT · 104 of 131
    JAKraig to Sherman Logan

    Many historians say there were more slaves owned by black or mixed race slave owners than white.
    In 1830 there were 13,000 slaves, out of 2,000,000, owned by black men.

    I think that’s a good deal less than a majority.

    You can find all kinds of information on the subject, I caution anyone interested in the subject to look at several sources, many are obviously pro one way or the other. You might want to peruse this site,, which puts some numbers on the issue.

    I said many historians, I don’t claim who is right. Because one says it doesn’t make it right, likely the census is our best friend here.

  • Slave photo discovered from Robert E Lee home on Ebay

    10/13/2014 9:08:10 AM PDT · 80 of 131
    JAKraig to ClearCase_guy
    Slavery was on the way out because slave owners couldn't afford to be slave owners. . .


    Many historians say there were more slaves owned by black or mixed race slave owners than white. A fact that is not often heard in today's society. Some apologists will say that blacks bought their family members to protect them from servitude but more recent studies say the vast majority of black and mixed race slave owners owned slaves as a commercial venture.

    Slavery is and was a vile and immoral act. Anyone who participates in it today knowing what we know should be punished forever.

    There is and cannot be an excuse for slavery. I realize that people were lead to believe that the black African was sub human, not much different than an ape, but, by the time of the Civil War there were many educated blacks that should have dispelled that belief. While slavery was suffered by white Europeans mostly they were indentured servants ranging in time of servitude from several years to a few decades but were normally freed after a time unless they died, as many did, in servitude.

    Should we apologize or offer some form of reparation payment to descendants of slaves? Heavens no. None of us today were guilty of slavery, none of us alive today, our parents or our grandparents were guilty of it. Descendants of slaves are likely much better off than their brothers and sisters that remained in Africa and should be grateful for their good fortune at being here.

    If there should be any reparations it should be to the families of the men who fought for the freedom of slaves and lost life or limb in that fight. I had a 5th great grandfather who died of exposure from the war. Who helped raise his children or cared for his wife?

    Nearly all slaves sold into slavery from Africa were sold by black slave holders. Today the majority of slave holders are in Africa and are black. White owned slave markets developed after international slave trading was outlawed in the US. That is when the children of slaves became highly prized because inexpensive African slave ships no longer provided the (comparably) cheap slaves they once did.

    Sometimes we need to change the angle we look at things from. .

  • Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage

    10/13/2014 7:42:54 AM PDT · 42 of 50
    JAKraig to ThePatriotsFlag
    Gods word is clear, but didn’t stop the Episcopal Church. . . .


    It didn't stop the Episcopal Church but it is killing the Episcopal Church.

    I sang in an Episcopal Church for nearly 3 decades until recently. That church is dying. It is very gay friendly to the point of having gay commitment ceremonies. The gay community is supporting the church and since the minister is getting paid from that support he has no choice but to look for another job or be gay friendly.

    Because the Mormons don't have to worry about a paid staff, they all apparently work for free, they are not as vulnerable to the gay pressures from their congregations. I hope they and others hold on and follow scripture instead of man. I would love to see the LDS Prophet make a very hard stand against gay marriage and say The Church will NEVER change. That should put the subject to rest.

    I recently heard of a women's group that wanted to be ordained to the priesthood inside the LDS Church. The leader of that group was excommunicated, haven't heard anything about her since. I think the Mormons know how to play hard when they want to.

  • The decline of manual transmissions in two graphs — and proof they're coming back

    10/09/2014 11:21:20 AM PDT · 74 of 84
    JAKraig to C19fan
    I'm driving my fourth VW Passat TDI. This is the first one with an automatic. It has cost me a good 10MPG but is is really nice to not be manually going through the 5 gears. The next one may be manual again though, 50 MPG is worth a little extra headache.
  • Why the Winchester 9mm NATO Bulk Ammo May be Bad for Your Pistol

    10/07/2014 6:15:09 AM PDT · 6 of 21
    JAKraig to SampleMan
    I have seen supplies coming back up. I recently bought 50 round 9mm 155gr for $11.00 at wallmart. I was afraid they would limit how much I could buy but I bought a couple thousand rounds and they didn't blink an eye. They even had the personal protection rounds, (hollow point).
  • Staff Article: Rotation, Rotation, Rotation! – Effective Food Storage Strategies

    10/07/2014 6:05:27 AM PDT · 15 of 29
    JAKraig to 4Liberty
    this article is a good exercise to help you evaluate what you are really prepared for it goes a little overboard on shelf life. Items stored in your basement on shelves will likely last much, much longer than the life they give in their charts.

    We live off our food storage. We replenish as we use. We home can the vegetables we grow. I just had some grape juice from 1999 and it was fine. If you open a can and vacuum is gone, then don't eat it. If you want the nutrients from canned products then don't throw away the water in the can, use it for cooking. Use that water again for your gravy or anyway you can, don't throw it down the drain. Properly canned canned goods will last several years, perhaps more than a decade in a cool dry basement.

    Cereal grains commercially packaged like breakfast foods will typically last many times the posted shelf life on the box. Those shelf life listings are for food stored in a warm room, worst case scenario. Hopefully your storage will not be worst case.

    Emergency food storage does not have to be expensive. Mostly just buy what you normally buy but buy more than you need every time you buy. Soon you will have a year or more supply in your basement and never feel you have to go shopping at a particular time, you just go to your storage and get what you need.

  • Chris McDaniel has New Life to his Challenge of Thad Cochran’s Tainted Victory

    10/03/2014 8:54:04 AM PDT · 27 of 58
    JAKraig to bicyclerepair

    Stick a fork in America folks.


    Bull s#!+

    We may or may not be on our way to being done, but I for one won’t stop until I’m dead.

  • Fla. cop on leave after firing stun gun at woman's back

    10/02/2014 11:54:54 AM PDT · 16 of 17
    JAKraig to riverrunner
    unless one has access to the complete unedited video it is really hard to pass judgment.


    There is enough evidence given here to pass judgment easily.

    The woman was 61 years old, there were several cops, they could have easily restrained her if they wanted but they didn't want that they wanted to punish her for asking why they were doing what they were doing. She was leaving, she didn't attack anyone she just asked a question the cop didn't like.

    She knew he didn't like it and decided to leave but the cop was having none of it. I hope the cop is soon not a cop and never trusted with a gun again.

  • BlazeTV: Truth about Israeli/Palestinian Conflict - Arab End Game

    09/25/2014 12:45:11 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    JAKraig to RushIsMyTeddyBear

    Beck is what we all hoped Fox would be.


    09/25/2014 8:17:17 AM PDT · 23 of 23
    JAKraig to marron

    There are 21 million Federal & State employees. They are all overpaid and all are looking for a little more authority.

    We’ve got to stop this nonsense. 7% of this country works for the Government. The average Federal employee makes over $80,000 a year plus very generous benefits which push that to about $120,000 per year. The 7% is misleading in that there are only about 104 million non government workers, which makes the government the employer of every 5th worker. The average pay of non government workers is about $54,000 a year. Non government workers are paying taxes to pay people 75% more than they earn. This cannot continue.

  • Ronald Reagan Sums Up What He Thinks of the Democrat Platform with an Off-Color Joke

    09/25/2014 7:33:42 AM PDT · 22 of 23
    JAKraig to OldNewYork

    Ronald Reagan was a great man. He was the best governer California ever had and probably the best of all the presidents. Washington was truly great as was Jefferson but neither of them had the world to deal with that Reagan had.

    Reading his hand written talks on a variety of subjects will bring tears to your eyes. The guy who was always portrayed as an idiot was likely the smartest man to ever hold the office.

  • Federal Appeals Court: No "Qualified Immunity" Defense For Officers [in] Raid

    09/25/2014 7:25:22 AM PDT · 37 of 37
    JAKraig to Eagles6

    If the money used to pay those lawsuits comes from the police pension fund this activity would sharply decrease.


    What a very good idea, but, because there are some good officers who paid into the fund who had nothing to do with the illegal raid it is excessively harsh. The people of the town however elected a mayor who represents them who hired cops and administers what they do. That improper supervision by elected officials is the real root of the problem. I’m sure this is not the first time these particular cops have been heavy handed. It certainly isn’t the first time for the department, they have already been warned by the court twice for heavy handed tactics.

    If the city is made to pay they will correct their mistakes or go into bankruptcy. I hope it hurts really bad, that will get the bad cops fired and make others more careful in the execution of their duties to PROTECT & SERVE, not beat in to submission.

  • Did we have any surviving Original Manuscripts that prove Jesus Christ quoted from the Septuagint?

    09/21/2014 5:43:48 PM PDT · 34 of 39
    JAKraig to D-fendr

    Basically, the question of authenticity of Scripture is a good question.

    Jewish tradition has always placed the greatest importance on the validity of their scriptures. Jesus Christ taught that not one jot or tittle in Matthew 5:18 shall pass away until heaven and earth pass. Jesus understood the sanctity of Jewish scriptural text according to Jewish tradition if even one dot is changed in the Talmud then that edition of the Talmud is no longer a valid copy and must be buried.

    Unfortunately Christian tradition is much different. Until the first Council at Nicaea by the Emperor Constantine there was no central clearinghouse on Scripture. The apostles themselves did not write the Gospels, people who were close to them wrote what they remembered the apostles speaking about as they traveled from church to church. It is amazing that the four Gospels are as close in content to each other as they are considering where they came from. Further, it is amazing that so many variations of the Gospels that still exist are relatively close in what they say to each other. After the first Council of Nicaea and after a second Council of 385 nearly all of the books that the early Christian church used that were not approved by these councils were collected and destroyed.

    After the third century we start having some unity and a central clearinghouse for Scripture. From the third century on the Scriptures maintained by the Roman Catholic Church are fairly reliable. Even after the schism of the Eastern Church and the Roman church the two “universal churches” mostly agree on scriptural content.

    While the epistles of James and Paul were written in their own hand supposedly, we do not have any of the original paper that they were written on. Those epistles sent to a particular church were copied and copied nearly ad infinitum so that everyone got to read the words of Paul to a lesser extent James. There were likely many more epistles that we no longer have. There were perhaps other Gospels, in modernity there have been some “Gospels” that have shown up but their authenticity is in doubt.

    Regardless of the perfection of the scriptural record that we have today that has survived antiquity we can be sure that the Old Testament at least where it agrees with the Jewish text is still good. When reading the New Testament it is wise to seek spiritual guidance. Christ has told us that the Holy Ghost will reveal truths to us, revelation if you will to the authenticity of what you read.

    Many churches consider every letter of the Bible to be holy, much like Jewish scholars and their tradition of the Talmud. It is fascinating to note that although many congregations or denominations consider every word of the New Testament and the Old Testament to be the word of God they interpret those words dramatically differently and so we have thousands of Christian denominations in the world. I don’t begrudge any of the denominations, my hope is they all love the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are doing their best to serve Him. Further it is my hope that the Lord will recognize the efforts of these people and trying to serve Him until we all come to the unity of faith.

  • Volusia deputy fatally shoots man in Daytona Beach

    09/21/2014 5:02:47 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    JAKraig to Ray76

    These Tow in lots pay a fortune for the contract with police agencies. The Police allow the companies to rape those people because the PD makes so much money on the contract. The Police make it very difficult to get the car out of the impound lot, meantime the charges mount up and up each day as much as $100 per day.

  • Damn the Soviet Style, One Party American Political System

    09/16/2014 7:22:54 AM PDT · 28 of 33
    JAKraig to Viennacon

    Please don’t flame me, but, while Mitt Romney is not a conservative he at least knows foreign relations and knows how to get rid of the illegals, force everyone to have a birth certificate to work.

    Some true conservative should pick up this idea and start campaigning on it.

    Already if you pay anyone over $400.00 you have to give the government a a 1099 on the person or company you give the money to. The illegals would have to start going home. At least it sounds like it would work, no body else is giving any ideas at all.

  • A Blind Man, His Guide Dog and Lessons Learned On 9/11

    09/10/2014 6:58:23 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    JAKraig to RWGinger

    NO where did he say “trust your leaders”. Read it again. . .

    This is what I was talking about, the part where it tells us we should trust our leaders.

    “Today it seems as if our leaders don’t trust each other and we as citizens don’t trust our leaders. To get out of the stairwell alive, as a nation, we must choose to trust those leaders who must also work hard earn our trust through wise and timely decision making.”

  • When Boy Scout Dies Before Achieving Highest Rank, Troop Completes Project for Him

    09/10/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT · 10 of 18
    JAKraig to skinkinthegrass

    Having two parents, one a man and the other a female mother makes a big difference in the raising of a child. When you spend time with a child they learn what you want them to learn. If you just throw a child into a hip hop culture, well, that is what they learn.

    The boy was fortunate to have good parents, it is sad they will have to do without him.