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Posts by JAKraig

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  • Tea party voters could dump Mitch McConnell just by staying home

    08/28/2014 7:44:26 AM PDT · 53 of 104
    JAKraig to 4rcane

    This should have had a BARF alert on it.

    I’m a TEA partier and I will vote for McConnell staying home means another vote for Grimes, ulgh!

  • Both husband, wife now have left loaded guns in restrooms

    08/28/2014 5:48:15 AM PDT · 26 of 46
    JAKraig to SWAMPSNIPER

    I can understand how it happens but, it shouldn’t.

    I have gone places where I had to change clothes, for instance the golf course. If you take a shower at a public or even private facility what to do with your gun. I always find a pocket big enough to hold my weapon, stuff it in there and lock the locker until I change back into my street clothes.

    Some say not to carry on the course that it disrupts the swing, ok it disrupts my swing, bfd. My swing is nothing to brag about anyway. If it weren’t for the social aspect of golf I wouldn’t play anyway.

    I have never had a problem. I have however left my weapon on the bed stand or dresser while changing at home and not realized it until sometime later noticed I didn’t have my weapon, scary, I have a bunch of grandkids.

    While these old people didn’t cause any problem the potential was certainly there. They need a refresher course about gun handling.

    I am one of the “old people”, as a group I think old people should all be armed all the time.

  • Why Israel's bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers 'stunned'

    08/27/2014 8:25:48 AM PDT · 47 of 62
    JAKraig to nuke rocketeer
    In war you don't have acceptable proportionate DEATH.

    One death is too many, you do what ever it takes to stay alive, that often means killing the enemy. They can die or give up but when you agree to let a like amount of your soldiers to die just to keep things even you're stupid. You should just give up if that is what you want.

    It is Hamas that is killing, why don't they get bad PR?

  • The FDA's New Food Regulations Are A Recipe For High Food Prices

    08/27/2014 8:03:42 AM PDT · 13 of 15
    JAKraig to SoFloFreeper
    Higher prices for food push more people to food stamps. More people on food stamps pushes more people to vote Democrat so they can get even more food stamps.

    Once the economy becomes so burdened with free stuff from the government it will collapse, that is what Obama and his friends are pushing for, then they can truly remake the government of the US into a true Socialist state.

  • Yachts continue to exit the Northwest Passage fearing ice choke-points do not open before freeze up

    08/25/2014 5:40:30 PM PDT · 7 of 17
    JAKraig to logic101.net

    bunch of idiots

  • An Open Letter to the False Church

    08/25/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT · 14 of 24
    JAKraig to DJ MacWoW
    My only problem is that leaders of various churches think they are right and nobody else is and I'm not sure who it was that made them right.

    The statement that there is only one way is correct in my humble opinion, you can't get to God without going through Christ. Christ is the only way. I think most will agree to that but that is about the end of agreement. There are so many different views on what is the right the way to Christ that causes the problems.

    I think immediately of the first centuries of Christianity and the big fight between Arianism and Nicean Trinity. For a couple of centuries and a century after Nicea there was not a conclusive standard on the Holy Trinity. The west were pretty much Niceans and the East were pretty much Arianist. The big difference is that Niceans taught that Christ and God were both Eternal Gods and actually the same God while the Arianists taught that Christ was the Son of God and although still God he was a subordinate of The Father.

    The Bishop of Alexander, a good friend of Constantine motivated Constantine who while not a Baptized Christian chose what we now call Nicean Trinity. It was not the last word but about 100 years later actually became the last word at least as far as the Church of Rome was concerned.

    In those days churches were much more autonomous than today. Constantine's whole idea of calling a council at Nicea was to get some conformity in The Christian Church. There were simply no authoritative standards after the Apostles and those that walked with them all died off.

    Were the Anathieans so horrible that they had to be excommunicated? Then the Anathieans were in charge were the Niceans so wrong that they had to be excommunicated?

    After Luther again we have very religious people finding different ways to get through Christ to God. After Luther other non-mainstream religions sprang up that said if the only way to God is through Christ then it doesn't make sense that God and Christ are the Same. It would be like saying you have to go through God (Christ) to get to God (God) or like saying you have to go through God to get to God.

    So what to do. We are very fortunate on the one hand that The Holy Roman Catholic Church has preserved the Bible we now have but perhaps unfortunate for the many books that were lost to the burn pile of Nicea and beyond.

    Who is the one person who speaks for God on the earth? The Pope? The Patriarch? Someone else like John Denver(RIP)? Inquiring minds want to know and I personally don't t believe that because you can't figure it out that you will go to Hell.

    I'm not stupid enough to think that what I think matters to anybody but me but after all that is what counts to us as individuals. I think if you are truly looking for Christ to get to God then you will get there.

  • ISIS is ISLAM & I Am The Infidel!

    08/25/2014 9:02:51 AM PDT · 17 of 19
    JAKraig to xuberalles

    Right On!

  • St. Louis police release video of shooting of Kajieme Powell near Ferguson, Mo.

    08/21/2014 6:51:55 AM PDT · 55 of 91
    JAKraig to yldstrk

    When someone flashes a knife at a cop with a gun then begs the cop to shoot him I have little compassion for the guy with the knife. He literally got what he asked for in more ways than one.

    All that having been said I do personally believe that the cops could have shown some restraint. Why didn’t they disable the man with a taser? Why must they shoot to kill. At such close range a shot to the thigh could have easily put the guy down, but then there would be a lot of taxpayer expense to keep him in jail or prison for several years.

    The guy was an idiot for displaying the knife, he was asking for it, he was a thief, etc., but, killing him was a little over the top in my book. He never lunged at the cops, never really was threatening he was just being a smart ass.

    The cops will get away with this without even a blemish on their record (on earth anyway) but in my honest opinion they shouldn’t. Poor judgment on their part to kill this guy.

  • Rand Paul: If you don't realize race skews the justice system, you're not paying attention

    08/17/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT · 71 of 71
    JAKraig to JAKraig

    It is starting to look more and more that I was sucked in by the early hype dispensed by the Main Stream Media. I apologize.

    I should know better than to trust the media.

    It is looking more and more that this was a good shoot, and the gentle giant was just a giant a$$hole who deserved what he got.

  • Rand Paul: If you don't realize race skews the justice system, you're not paying attention

    08/16/2014 6:24:15 AM PDT · 70 of 71
    JAKraig to Boogieman

    Because we have paid poor people to support themselves without dads in the home, because the dads have several homes we, with our tax dollars have created a fatherless society. Children, (little girls) having children raising children.

    Proportionally blacks have suffered more than whites at this. Before LBJ the illegitimate birth rate among blacks was lower than whites.

    The “Hood” is now suffering because of our “Progressive” social engineering.

    Now after seeing what we don’t like about the way the “Hood” acts at our giving them a free lifestyle we put a disproportionate number of them in prison.

    I have never suggested that people that commit don’t belong in prison, I’m just saying that progressive politics bears some of the blame and certainly most of the cause.

  • Woman Fatally Shot by SJPD Was Holding Cordless Drill: Police

    08/15/2014 1:10:41 PM PDT · 47 of 51
    JAKraig to Red Badger

    They didn’t specify, it may have been a .5 caliber drill..................

    Probably just a 3/8ths

  • Rand Paul: If you don't realize race skews the justice system, you're not paying attention

    08/15/2014 5:37:48 AM PDT · 59 of 71
    JAKraig to fifedom
    He was unarmed when he was gunned down. He had his hands up when he was gunned down.
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    This is what a witness who is a friend of ‘the kid’ says.
    Why don’t you wait for the facts to come in? Last I heard there was a shot fired in the car. Apparently the policeman was attacked in his car by ‘the kid’ who may have tried to wrestle his pistol away from him.
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    It wasn't just a friend that witnessed the kid trying to take away the gun. It was an un-involved motorist who also witnessed that happening, so what. Just because someone tries and fails to steal your gun is not reason enough to later execute them when they try to surrender. He got killed for being an angry black kid.

  • Rand Paul: If you don't realize race skews the justice system, you're not paying attention

    08/15/2014 5:30:54 AM PDT · 58 of 71
    JAKraig to fifedom

    He was unarmed when he was gunned down. He had his hands up when he was gunned down.
    This is what a witness who is a friend of ‘the kid’ says.

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    No, these comments come from a motorist who saw the confrontation and the subsequent shooting.

  • Rand Paul: If you don't realize race skews the justice system, you're not paying attention

    08/14/2014 8:01:33 PM PDT · 24 of 71
    JAKraig to sickoflibs

    If you don’t realize that he is right you are blind. Black youth are presumed guilty no matter what. Too many honor roll unarmed black kids have been killed by cops because the cop thought they had a gun. It happens way too often. These cops think they have a gun because they know that all black kids are bad and deserve what they get.

    Yeah a lot a kids in the inner city are bad and deserve what they get. This kid that was killed deserved to be locked up but instead he was executed, he didn’t deserve that. He was unarmed when he was gunned down. He had his hands up when he was gunned down.

    You don’t think that is racial?

    Cops just want to go home at night and if they work in the Hood they will shoot at anything that frightens them. The sad thing is they get away with it.

  • Hacktivist Group Anonymous Steps up Threats Against Coeur d'Alene PD [dog shooting]

    08/14/2014 11:47:35 AM PDT · 16 of 37
    JAKraig to BenLurkin

    The dead 18 year old has nothing to do with this they are separate issues. Hopefully the Bad Cop that shot the 18 year old will be punished enough to make other cops think before they execute someone because they are mad at them.

    The 18 year old was executed, make no mistake but he bears some of the blame for getting into an altercation with a cop and trying to steal his gun. The cop perhaps had a right to shoot the first shot, but, only the first shot. I do hope the cop is tried for murder in the first degree and not some lesser charge.

    Now, back to dogs. Nearly all dogs shot by cops are executions. The dogs are not harming anybody, they are on their own property doing what they are supposed to do, that is, bark when a stranger shows up.

    I am a dog owner, my dog is a very dearly loved friend. If a cop were to shoot her for no good reason I don’t know what I would do but I would NOT get over it and forget it.

  • Of Skullcaps And A**hats 

    08/14/2014 7:10:51 AM PDT · 5 of 22
    JAKraig to SJackson
    An enjoyable but eye opening read.

    One statement he made, that it was the last acceptable forms of bigotry, that is discrimination against Jews got my attention. In reality he is wrong, it is more than Jews. It now seems acceptable to denigrate many religious groups. It is quickly becoming OK to discriminate against Catholics. It is already OK to discriminate against or give ill treatment to Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons. Soon the evangelicals will be thrown into the mix too. It will get worse and worse until any Christian group is thrown in the mix of OK groups to give ill treatment to.

    We have indeed in this country started sliding way down the slippery slope.

  • Ann Coulter stumps for ‘crap-a—’ GOP

    08/13/2014 8:55:46 AM PDT · 84 of 113
    JAKraig to Resolute Conservative

    Years ago I asked what is the fascination with this shill? I have never liked her nor trusted her. It is all about promoting her books, which I admit proudly, I do not read.
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    I like her, I like her very much. She has a hard hitting humor style that gets right at the point of the matter, using few words she says it all.

    I read her books. Some are better than others but her research on single motherhood shocked me. Single motherhood has done more to hurt this country than anything I can think of. It has filled our prisons to overflowing and introduced a group of people with no social skills and no morals.

    Nobody is perfect, she has a few ideas that differ from mine, but I dare say that most people do.

  • With Christie hobbled, Jeb Bush’s lukewarm reception, Establishment GOP floats another Romney run?

    08/12/2014 11:57:16 AM PDT · 67 of 84
    JAKraig to CSM

    There are worse picks than Romney, but, I do not think the electorate will settle for any less than a Ted Cruz or Rand Paul.

  • Libertarians and fringe candidates could tip Senate races

    08/12/2014 10:32:26 AM PDT · 22 of 22
    JAKraig to BBell
    I hear this kind of nonsense response to candidates that we don't deem as good as could possibly be. Mitch McConnell is a perfect example. Mitch is far from perfect, but he is not Harry Reid.

    Mitch McConnell has done a lot of good conservative things, he has also done a lot of bad progressive things but in my opinion the good outweighs the bad. I would much rather vote for Mitch McConnell than not vote and let my absence of vote go to a Democrat.

    I understand the frustration with progressivism and I understand the hate of Republican in name only but a little bad is a whole lot better than a lot of bad.

    with Republicans who are not wonderful at least the deals they make will include deals with true conservatives. With a Republican majority in both houses we at least, if nothing else, slow progressivism and at best turn it backwards.

  • Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? {coming soon in theaters Sep 12}

    08/12/2014 9:01:21 AM PDT · 19 of 33
    JAKraig to Publius
    The book was very, very long. One of the first novels I read as a child, my mother really wanted me to understand the world from that perspective. There was a lot I didn't catch then but when I read it 50 years later the book made much more sense and was prescient.

    The movies so far have not been terribly well done, but for the limited budget I can't complain. The movies are probably better if you are familiar with the book so that you can understand where the movie departs from the book and where it replicates it. The main theme though still comes through. If you take freedom from people they become poor slaves and there will be a ruling class who live off the slavery of others.

    Today Democrats and all Progressives see themselves as the ruling class. When the country first came into being the rulers felt they were the liberators. The Democrats and other Progressives now have had a taste of power and the taste of imperialism and they like it too much to give it up.

    The movies are worth the time to watch especially if it convinces you to read or re-read the book.

    I have always thought the concept of going Galt was the most unreasonable part of the book. There is not and never will be a hidden valley where everything works and energy is magically made from nothing. Everything else in the movie, the way society falls apart is pretty right on. If you come to think that the hidden valley is really just the reformation of society on sustainable principles then perhaps it makes a little sense.

    We can't run away, it just doesn't work, there is no where to run to.

  • An 'Antiviolence' Boondoggle in Murder-Plagued Chicago

    08/09/2014 7:48:39 AM PDT · 19 of 51
    JAKraig to yldstrk

    the root cause of violence in inner city neighborhoods has nothing to do with the economy or lack of jobs.the single most important factor is single parent families. Contributing factors include our media which glorifies the hip hop culture and our news media which glorifies single motherhood. Once we denigrate this insane culture of violence we call Hip Hop and similarly denigrate single parent families we will see a decrease in violence.

  • 1000 Yard 9mm Shot

    08/08/2014 1:42:00 PM PDT · 85 of 85
    JAKraig to alfa6

    What a wonderful experiment.

    Thanks for finding it and setting the record straight.

  • 1000 Yard 9mm Shot

    08/06/2014 11:09:23 AM PDT · 69 of 85
    JAKraig to Cold Heat

    Not a mechanical engineer or a physicist, but your statement would only be true in controlled conditions.

    Depending on the round, for example, they can tend to gain some altitude as they fly, and as the velocity slows they drop. The air has a lot of effect.

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    Actually the air has little or no effect except to slow down the round or blow it off target. Because barrels are riffled the bullet spins. Any aerodynamic advantage from the shape of the round will be averaged out to zero. There are situations where the bullet could be tilted and “ride” the air up but that would be very rare indeed, or, come from elevating the barrel in the first place. I am only talking about a level barrel.

    The purpose of aiming high on a distant target is not overcome the air resistance but it is to overcome gravity.

    I realize this all sounds counter-intuitive but it is true.

  • 1000 Yard 9mm Shot

    08/05/2014 8:03:45 PM PDT · 43 of 85
    JAKraig to kjam22
    Interesting in that he didn't hit the balloon. When the bullet splattered a piece likely caught the balloon. I'm sure it took a while to figure the elevation, but all he had to do was watch where the shots were falling and adjust.

    Bullets all fall at the same speed but the faster they go the farther they go before hitting the ground. If you dropped a bullet from your hand at the same time you fired the gun (if the gun was level) they would both hit the ground at the same time. The bullet starts falling the instant it leaves the gun, it is just a race to see how far it can go before falling all the way down.

    My personal protection rounds of 9mm only have 125gr and that is a little more than my practice rounds at about 115. I would hate to be standing behind someone if they are shot with a 147gr load, it would likely go right through them, but then you wouldn't have to shoot twice. The report would scare anybody away.

  • 1000 Yard 9mm Shot

    08/05/2014 7:59:58 PM PDT · 40 of 85
    JAKraig to kjam22
    Interesting in that he didn't hit the balloon. When the bullet splattered a piece likely caught the balloon. I'm sure it took a while to figure the elevation, but all he had to do was watch where the shots were falling and adjust.

    Bullets all fall at the same speed but the faster they go the farther they go before hitting the ground. If you dropped a bullet from your hand at the same time you fired the gun (if the gun was level) they would both hit the ground at the same time. The bullet starts falling the instant it leaves the gun, it is just a race to see how far it can go before falling all the way down.

    My personal protection rounds of 9mm only have 125gr and that is a little more than my practice rounds at about 115. I would hate to be standing behind someone if they are shot with a 147gr load, it would likely go right through them, but then you wouldn't have to shoot twice. The report would scare anybody away.

  • What the Media Won't Report About Flight MH17

    07/23/2014 6:50:43 AM PDT · 10 of 10
    JAKraig to Robe
    Ron Paul is showing his fathers influence
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    Robe,

    I think you have Ron Paul confused with Rand Paul. Rand is the son and Ron is the Father. So in effect you are saying that Ron Paul is showing his own influence.

    Ron Paul is an isolationist. Rand Paul is not quite the isolationist as his father but not far from him.

    The story is not quite simple in Ukraine, there are definitely pro Russians and anti Russians. The election of the Pro Russian was orchestrated by Russian and there were many, many accusations of Russian interference and ballot box stuffing in the election. The Pro Russian President was making moves to have Ukraine annexed by Russia so naturally the anti-Russian citizens revolted.

    Now you know the rest of the story.

  • TLC Wrongly Accused Hundreds of Being Illegal Cabbies in Past Year

    07/21/2014 11:25:42 AM PDT · 18 of 20
    JAKraig to RedMDer

    How do you “flash a siren” ?????
    You float by slowly in your boat while wearing a rain coat.
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    I have to say this is one of the very best responses I have ever seen here, very, very good!
    LOL

  • Jesus Would Support Universal Healthcare, Say Most Americans

    07/16/2014 11:39:26 AM PDT · 68 of 79
    JAKraig to Westbrook

    The New Testament makes it clear that giving should be done from the heart, freely, without compulsion. Indeed, the case for giving is very stronly made, but it is a matter of the heart, not a matter of force.

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    Charity comes from giving. Welfare comes from taking.

    There is no good in paying taxes except you get to keep from going to jail. It is not a good deed. What you GIVE to help others is a good deed and is what The Lord would approve of. Although I’m sure He would approve of your paying your taxes but, it would not be a Christian good deed.

  • True or false? Ten myths about Isaac Newton

    07/12/2014 1:04:52 PM PDT · 24 of 39
    JAKraig to El Cid

    No one has every accused Newton of denying Christ. Newton only did not believe in the theology of the “Trinity” as taught in Trinity College. Trinity College was a divinity school. Newton believed in Christ and believed that Christ was the Savior of the world. He believed that God was Christs Father and a separate being from Christ Himself. He also believed that the Holy Ghost likewise was a separate being.

    Newton was an avid student of the Holy Bible and believed mostly in the literal meaning of it.

    Not ascribing to the Catholic interpretation of the Holy Trinity in Newton’s day would however classify him as a “heretic”. By the time of Newton however the classification of being a heretic was not the same as it was just a hundred years earlier.

  • Corey Booker, Rand Paul team up for justice (Barf alert)

    07/08/2014 6:13:40 AM PDT · 11 of 17
    JAKraig to Above My Pay Grade

    I can’t believe I used to admire Rand Paul. He supports Federal interference in State criminal justice matters and coddling criminals by giving them light sentences, clean records, voting rights and preferences in hiring.
    Paul clearly hates law abiding Americans as strongly as any Liberal.

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    When you commit a crime in the US and are caught you pay. You pay by going to prison, you pay by being on probation, often for years after you get out. When you are a an ex-con it is nearly impossible to get a job. If you commit a drug crime and you do the time, why should society force you to live a life a crime? If you have a felony conviction that follows you around nobody will hire you. When do you stop paying for doing something stupid? If your record follows you you never stop being hounded by society.

    If you do the crime, do the time and get back into society.

  • St. George Utah Temple: 1st operating temple [Dead 'Founding Fathers...appeared' in Mormon temple?]

    07/05/2014 5:40:59 AM PDT · 102 of 111
    JAKraig to Zakeet
    Next, take a few minutes (about 10) and watch this video where Shawn McCraney addresses the fruits of Mormonism argument and show how it completely misses the point.

    Then ask yourself if Mormon fruit [still] looks pretty good, and we could use a lot more of their fruits in this country right now.

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    Thanks for your comment. I live with a Mormon. I don't need to look at a film by a Mormon Hater to know the truth about Mormons. The rest of us should be so good.

  • St. George Utah Temple: 1st operating temple [Dead 'Founding Fathers...appeared' in Mormon temple?]

    07/04/2014 7:46:54 AM PDT · 18 of 111
    JAKraig to Zakeet
    appearances by Jesus Christ, Moses, Elijah, Elias, and numerous angels; speaking and singing in tongues, often with translations; prophesying; foot washing; and other “spiritual experiences.”

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    Perhaps you don't believe the Apostles of the 1st Century that said they saw many of the dead saints walking around in Jerusalem on the Easter morning. Perhaps you don't believe the Apostles when they say they saw the dead Christ appear to them, teach them and eat with them. Maybe you don't believe the 500 or so people that saw the “dead” Christ speak to them and then ascend in to Heaven.

    Just because you or I don't believe something doesn't make it not true.

    The Apostle Paul, who also heard and saw the “dead” Christ and said that by their fruits you shall know the followers of Christ, Mormon fruit looks pretty good. We could use a lot more of their fruits in this country right now.

  • St. George Utah Temple: 1st operating temple [Dead 'Founding Fathers...appeared' in Mormon temple?]

    07/04/2014 7:32:54 AM PDT · 16 of 111
    JAKraig to Colofornian
    From the Mormon temple description: The St. George Utah Temple is the first temple where endowments for the dead were performed.
    Yes, and no.
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    Actually as I understand it it was the first Temple to perform “endowments” Mormons baptism for the dead is not the same thing as endowments. The baptisms have to be performed before the endowments. Living people received their own endowments in the Nauvoo temple but not for dead, the article is correct in that endowments didn't happen for the dead until St. George.

    If I were to join the church I could perform baptisms the next day in the temple but would still have to wait a year for my endowments or for doing the endowments for the dead. A person has to have their own endowments before they can do it for the dead.

  • Science ignored: Dissecting the claim that pregnancy is a disease

    07/03/2014 6:28:19 AM PDT · 5 of 9
    JAKraig to GladesGuru

    As far as I know there has only been one documented birth from anyone not having sex.

    Pregnancy is not a disease, it is the result of people having sex. If you don’t want to get pregnant don’t have sex or use a reliable contraceptive. It is stupid that other people should have to pay for you to have sexual fun. The report that says over 25% that got pregnant got that way while using contraceptives is a lie. I have seen reports that say that the unintended pregnancy rate from the pill is less than one percent and the worst I ever saw was 2.5% unintended, but that was using only the “pill” when it was first introduced. If you use the pill and spermicide the unintended pregnancy rate approaches 0%. People need to start taking responsibility for their own actions.

    By the way my mother said in her time the pill was just aspirin, you put it between your knees and hold it there tightly.

  • Reince Priebus: Why the Silence on Mississippi?

    07/01/2014 6:46:11 AM PDT · 21 of 44
    JAKraig to Old Retired Army Guy

    The people who are trying to advance the idea of bolting the Republican Party and starting a third party are Democrats. Their strategy is called “Divide and Conquer”.

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    From reading the headlines of this article, I would’ve surmised the same thing as you. If you read the entire article you will find that is not what it says.

    The gist of the article is that conservatives must unite and take over the leadership of the Republican Party. That the Republican Party leadership is simply an organization to keep incumbents in power.

    If conservatives are to take over the party the article says, that we must stop donating to the Republican Party and start donating only to conservative candidates.

    After reading the entire article I feel impressed that it contains wise logic and is well worth reading every word.

  • The EPA reports more lost emails as the House Oversight chair threatens contempt of Congress

    06/27/2014 6:44:53 PM PDT · 52 of 53
    JAKraig to nomorelurker
    In the days of the Roman Republic, when the “Ceasars” became emperors, this is what happened. Soon the Senate was nothing but a status symbol, they had no real responsibility. the exact same thing is happening here.
  • Peak Oil 3: Has Production Peaked?

    06/27/2014 10:24:10 AM PDT · 18 of 24
    JAKraig to thackney

    The whole article is baseless.

    In 1960 I bought gas for 19.9 cents a gallon.

    Today for the same two dimes (if I use silver dimes) I can actually buy more than a gallon of gas. The price of gas is down. At $4.00 a gallon it is cheaper today than in 1960. Two silver dimes today cost over $2.20 each, that would be $4.40, in some states that would leave a dollar left over in change for that one gallon of gas.

    What has changed is only the value of the American Dollar. Pure and simple, government counterfeiting has raised the prices of all commodities.

    Fiat money is the downfall of all societies.

  • How Marriott’s owner put aside his Mormon beliefs to cash in on the LGBT travel market

    06/27/2014 10:10:14 AM PDT · 16 of 45
    JAKraig to circlecity
    I thought I liked Marriott Hotels, they have always been roomy and clean. I will never stay in another one.
  • The U.S. Economy Has Collapsed: “This Is A Monstrous Negative Revision”

    06/26/2014 2:35:38 PM PDT · 53 of 55
    JAKraig to zek157
    Banks won't be able to foreclose after the next one either. Tier 1 reserve requirements are 5%. . . . .

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    While your numbers are correct the deficit will be taken care of with inflation, the plan all along. The central banks hold more of a percentage of American money than at any time in the history of our country. Once we have hyper or even high inflation the percentage of bad debts from underwater homes will be substantially reduced simply because the homes will still be valued in old dollars. When it takes 3 million dollars to buy a house the $200000.00 owed on it will seem like chump change to the bank.

    There are protections against that, the bank owns the mortgage not the home and the house will supposedly be sold at auction, so that when a $200000 house sells at a give away price of 2-1/2 million the banks will clean off their books, oh and nobody but the banks will have money to buy.

  • The U.S. Economy Has Collapsed: “This Is A Monstrous Negative Revision”

    06/26/2014 8:04:10 AM PDT · 49 of 55
    JAKraig to zek157
    Several years ago we had a housing bubble because people with no investment in their property found themselves upside down and rent was cheaper than paying their high payments and then housing prices fell.

    Soon people again won't have money to pay their mortgages even though they have worked decades to pay for it they will lose their homes. Who will end up with all those homes? All those financial institutions that Quantitative easing went to. People will be paying rent to the leaches that Obama gave all our money to.

    The liars in the press will not likely survive. People starving and homeless don't have a lot to lose and take revenge.

    I highly recommend to all my friends, get out of debt and the first debt to get rid of is your mortgage. There are a variety of ways to get the mortgage paid down quickly. Don't treat your self to any luxury, use all available cash to apply to the principal of you mortgage. When you do this a higher percentage of every payment goes to the principal helping you to get rid of the debt even faster.
    Don't wait until the end of the year, everytime you can squeeze the minimum amount your mortgage company will take give it to them. and get your interest payments reduced. Most companies will accept $1000.00. That sounds like a lot but isn't what it used to be and the mortgage companies haven't raised it yet.

    Once the home prices fall you won't be able to sell your home for what you owe on it. You may have relatives who will want to come and live with you if you have a secure place to live. That may not be all bad, having someone there all the time would be a good thing. They might even be able to pay some rent. If you have a basement it can be lived in even if it isn't finished.

    I hate to see all this coming but don't see anyway around it.

  • Sticker Shock: Food, Gas Prices Set to Go Higher

    06/22/2014 8:36:36 AM PDT · 116 of 117
    JAKraig to RipSawyer
    I could lie in bed, get up only to eat and visit the bathroom and on 1100 calories a day I would dry up and die.

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    There is a pretty simple way to figure out how many calories a day you need. Multiply your weight by 10 and that is the number of calories it takes just to maintain your weight. If you want to lose weight just realize that 3600 calories subtracted from your maintenance diet will decrease your weight by a pound.

    If you weigh 200lbs, they you can get by fine on 2000 calories, and that includes moderate exercise. If your exercise calculates to more than 200 calories then you may need to adjust. For me a brisk 2 mile walk won't equal the calories in one 12oz Coke.

    Most of the survival food assumes you will have access to something else to eat, the survival food is only the base of the meal.

    I suggest to people that they get a house with a basement and simply double their food purchases for a year or more and they you have a normal diet in storage for a year.

  • Dick Boehner is a conspirator to Cantor and McConell

    06/11/2014 12:48:12 PM PDT · 17 of 18
    JAKraig to INVAR
    I live in Kentucky.

    I am not as stupid as those who sat at home and allowed Obama to be elected because they didn't like Romney.

    I will vote for McConnell even though I worked for Bevin. McConnell is not great but is one heck of a lot better than ANY democrat.

  • 89-Year-Old Vet Waits 68 Years for Benefits

    06/03/2014 11:34:36 AM PDT · 21 of 22
    JAKraig to DUMBGRUNT
    When I enlisted in the late 60’s the recruiter told me one of the best things I could would be to enlist because I would then be eligible for free health care for the rest of my life. Some time ago while unemployed I checked on the “free” health care I was eligible for, it wasn't free, it was $50 copay every time you visit. I fortunately was not sick, but the lies I heard certainly sickened me.
  • Hampton man arrested in Waffle House parking lot shooting

    06/03/2014 8:22:23 AM PDT · 22 of 33
    JAKraig to csvset
    One of Obama’s older children.
  • Vanity - Vietnam Vet visiting my local Vet Out patient first time.

    05/27/2014 6:08:30 PM PDT · 45 of 76
    JAKraig to RWGinger

    My understanding is the VA gives good service, you have to wait a long time for it and you pay for it if you aren’t retired from the service or service related.

    Good luck, they mostly seem like really nice folks in there.

  • EARLY HISTORY OF THE BIBLE

    05/22/2014 7:44:25 PM PDT · 173 of 417
    JAKraig to NKP_Vet
    NKP_Vet, Peter went to Rome and there is no doubt in my opinion that Peter was the authority in the Church after Christ left the earth, we agree so far. Peter and all the Apostles taught the same Gospel. Mark taught the Egyptians and they believed, the remnants of the Church that Mark organized are called Coptic's. Marks Church and Peters church are one in the same.

    Prior to the Council at Nicaea there was no “Catholic” Church. The word “Catholic” as I stated earlier simply means universal. Until Nicaea there was no universal church. Each church was independent. While there were several leaders in Rome there was no real central authority and each church taught what it wanted. After the Apostles died off there was a free for all for domination of the Christian doctrines. While all the Christian Churches had Christ in common they had so many differing beliefs about who He was or even what He was that there were horrible disputations between the different churches lead in the different cities.

    After the death of the Apostles and then after the death of all that had been taught by them things started going south. Not so much a falling away as disarray. Into this vacuum stepped Constantine. If you think about how much time had passed it will be easier to understand, it would be like going back to the year 1600 or so for us. 300 years is a long time. While Peter may have been the head of the Church for a time that was 250 years ago. Peter never had a chance to install someone else as head of the Church so different Elders or Bishops all vied for the position and whom ever could convince the most people that he was right won. When Constantine stepped in it was a much needed adjustment to the Christian world. While we say now that the Bishop of Rome has an unbroken line to Peter it simply isn't so. Certainly the Bishop of Rome has lead the Church more than any other Bishop. Bishops have lead the Church from Spain, from France, from Turkey but mostly from Rome. The Leaders of the Church or Popes were not always anyone whom had ever met the Previous Pope and could not have been ordained to the position as Peter was. Some were evil men, some had bastard children and many were ridiculously influential.

    Don't misunderstand me, I'm not trying to undermine the authority of the Pope but I don't think making statements that are not factual help anybody.

    Now let me change gears just a little. Much has been said about the authority of the scriptures and a comparison has been made to the US Constitution. The argument being that any believer with the Holy Ghost can interpret the Scriptures with the aid of the Holy Ghost and come up with the true doctrines of the Kingdom. The reason there have been so many schisms in the “Body of Christ” is precisely because so many spirit filled Christians thought they knew better than other Spirit filled Christians what the true doctrine was. It is a wonderful sounding thought but in practice it doesn't work. There has to be an authority where the buck stops. Either someone speaks for God or there are thousands of gods since there are thousands of churches. We cannot have two different answers to a question and both of them be right.

  • EARLY HISTORY OF THE BIBLE

    05/22/2014 5:19:18 AM PDT · 166 of 417
    JAKraig to RegulatorCountry

    You said:
    “The Eastern Orthodox beg to differ, and have for going on a thousand years.

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    The Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic were one in the same for nearly 800 years, so add 800 to your 1000 and you will be pretty close.

  • EARLY HISTORY OF THE BIBLE

    05/21/2014 2:37:39 PM PDT · 154 of 417
    JAKraig to NKP_Vet
    NKP_Vet,

    I hope I haven't waited too long to respond.

    I read the documents you linked to, at least a good portion of them but I disagree with some of the most basic statements. First the Eastern and Roman Church had a disagreement and split. They both are from the same place, they both have what they claim are a basis for their own legitimacy and I think I am unable to say which has the better argument. Since they have been for so long trying to see a way back to being one I suspect they are having the same difficulty as me.

    Since the Coptic churches were really what they were from before 325 I am inclined that they have very much a good argument of being from the beginning of Christendom. The Apostle Mark started them during his lifetime. As it turns out Bishops from the Coptic Church authored most of what we now have as the Nicene Creed. So if anything they predate the “Roman” Catholic Church.

    I have never claimed that Protestants have any claim to legitimacy as the original church or any authority to baptize or any other ordinance that Christ says we must have to enter Heaven.

    As far as the Church remaining until The Savior returns, I think there are arguments that a reasonable person could infer that that argument is invalid, not that it is, just it could be reasonably argued. The Apostle Paul actually argues that there must be a “falling away first” before the Lord returns. I don't know when the falling away is to have happened or when it is to happen but anyone who proffers that the Church will stand in perfection till He returns does not have the best of sure footing.

  • DITCH MITCH DAY!!!

    05/20/2014 6:59:54 PM PDT · 53 of 54
    JAKraig to the_boy_who_got_lost

    We were well received in general but the response was overwhelmingly in support of McConnell. They were afraid to lose the seat.

  • DITCH MITCH DAY!!!

    05/20/2014 11:20:24 AM PDT · 47 of 54
    JAKraig to SomeCallMeTim

    I did my part, I voted today after spending several hours at the phone center making call for him.