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Posts by PeterPrinciple

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  • Panel held to discuss the future of public policy and the Universal Basic Income

    10/17/2017 6:48:15 AM PDT · 5 of 34
    PeterPrinciple to pabianice

    Does anyone remember the lines in the soviet grocery store? Standing in line for hours for rotten potatoes...............

  • Scientists explore how climate change may affect mental health

    10/17/2017 6:46:51 AM PDT · 18 of 40
    PeterPrinciple to Pecos

    Back in the day when we studied real siceince there was the concept of q10 on biological systems.

    It is the effect of temperature ON biological processes, not biological processes on temp.

    Q10 is a unitless quantity, as it is the factor by which a rate changes, and is a useful way to express the temperature dependence of a process.

    Is there any mention of Q10 in any global warming report?

  • Has Trump finally seen the light on ethanol and the RFS?

    10/17/2017 6:24:15 AM PDT · 9 of 61
    PeterPrinciple to rktman

    Ethanol has a role and a place. The problem is it is not used that way. With the government involvement it is one size fits all..........

  • Meet the New Class Traitors Who Are Coming Out as Rich

    10/16/2017 10:21:30 PM PDT · 24 of 36
    PeterPrinciple to nickcarraway

    We had never previously crossed paths, but she immediately told me that she has personal access to net assets of $100,000 and that she makes $68,000 a year.

    That is the rich?

  • Meet the New Class Traitors Who Are Coming Out as Rich

    10/16/2017 10:19:48 PM PDT · 23 of 36
    PeterPrinciple to neverevergiveup

    (This means that fewer than 1% of all estates are taxed.)

    Be careful what you ask for regarding inheritance tax.

    1) eliminating Federal inheritance tax is revenue enhancement. Wealth will not get a stepped up basis in the estate and thus when sold will be subject to income tax.

    2) Eliminating Federal inheritance tax still leaves State inheritance tax so the accounting does not go away, but gets more complicated.

    3) Better the devil we know instead of fixing it like we did health care..........................

  • Faith Is About Obedience

    10/16/2017 12:15:30 PM PDT · 16 of 19
    PeterPrinciple to Petrosius

    Joh 6:29 Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the One He has sent.”

    I don’t mind the different translation, and am thankful for all of them. We can argue the word “only” if you want. Jesus came to devide the world on that one issue, who is Jesus, I like that flavor.

    If you want to go with this that is good also. It says faith in Jesus is the work of God, not our own ability. But it is still the ONE thing that is needed.

    (MKJV)  Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you believe on Him whom He has sent.

  • Faith Is About Obedience

    10/16/2017 11:57:00 AM PDT · 14 of 19
    PeterPrinciple to Petrosius

    Read the following slowly and let your lips move. I do not mean to insult you by this but the mind gets ahead of the reading if you don’t.

    Points to Ponder:

    1) The is no faith AND................
    2) Faith is the gift of God.
    3) God is God and we are not.

    Rom_4:3 For the Scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”

    Rom_4:9 Now, is this blessing only for the Jews, or is it also for uncircumcised Gentiles? Well, we have been saying that Abraham was counted as righteous by God because of his faith.

    Rom_4:13 Clearly, God’s promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God’s law, but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith.

    Rom_4:16 So the promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift. And we are all certain to receive it, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses, if we have faith like Abraham’s. For Abraham is the father of all who believe.

    Rom_4:19 And Abraham’s faith did not weaken, even though,
    at about 100 years of age, he figured his body was as good as dead—and so was Sarah’s womb.

    Rom_4:22 And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.

    Gal_3:6 In the same way, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”

    Gal_3:7 The real children of Abraham, then, are those who put their faith in God.

    Gal_3:8 What’s more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would declare the Gentiles to be righteous because of their faith. God proclaimed this good news to Abraham long ago when He said, “All nations will be blessed through you.”

    Gal_3:9 So all who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith.

    Gal_3:14 Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing He promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith.

    Heb_11:8 It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going.

    Heb_11:17 It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when God was testing him. Abraham, who had received God’s promises, was ready to sacrifice his only son, Isaac,

    Jas_2:23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God.

  • Faith Is About Obedience

    10/16/2017 11:25:59 AM PDT · 11 of 19
    PeterPrinciple to Petrosius

    Joh 6:29 Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the One He has sent.”

    Is God speaking truly here? Does he mean what he says?

    Do we add and detract from His Word, much like the Scribes and Pharisees? Work out your Salvation with fear and trembling means you are given it, now exercise it. Faith with out works is dead means there is still faith and salvation , but it is not being exercised, it is not growing.

    Being P or RC is not the issue here. What is God’s positon, not what is the RC and P positon.

  • Faith Is About Obedience

    10/16/2017 10:34:13 AM PDT · 9 of 19
    PeterPrinciple to Petrosius

    Joh 6:29 Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the One He has sent.”

  • Faith Is About Obedience

    10/16/2017 10:32:52 AM PDT · 8 of 19
    PeterPrinciple to Petrosius

    Yet we are left with the example of the thief on the cross. The ONLY good work he did was to believe Jesus.

    That is all that is required. And even this belief comes from God the Father, not our own understanding.

    Many will get into heaven by the skin of their teeth. No one would disagree that it is better to do “good works” but it not essential for salvation.

    God is God, we will never fully understand his ways..........

  • The Decline of the Midwest's Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies

    10/15/2017 6:23:02 PM PDT · 3 of 49
    PeterPrinciple to Excuse_My_Bellicosity

    What if all the money spent on global warming and other pc crap had been spent on basic research?

  • Fostering the Habit of Giving

    10/15/2017 9:08:34 AM PDT · 10 of 14
    PeterPrinciple to Sir Napsalot

    A new Chronicle of Philanthropy report says that America is “breaking the charity habit.” The share of American households donating to nonprofits has declined from about 30 percent in the years 2000 to 2006 to just 24 percent in 2015. These numbers are taken from IRS data and include only those filers who itemized their charitable deductions, but Chronicle editors suggest that a worrying trend has emerged: less philanthropic spending among Americans.

    A few thoughts:

    1) Trumps tax plan to remove charitable deductions and increase the standard deductions will affect charitable contributions.

    2) I think that is good, it will reduce contributions to left promotion and is a good test of Christian giving. A lot of non sense will go away......................

  • Party or Perish

    10/15/2017 8:29:46 AM PDT · 4 of 5
    PeterPrinciple to Salvation

    **The Lord is solemnly urging us to be sober and serious about our spiritual destiny and that of those whom we love. Hear the Lord’s urgency in this vivid parable, told in shocking detail. Realize that it is told in love and heed its message.**

    Using God’s word would that not be the following:

    Php 2:12 Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.

    But to understand the above, one needs to read the following:

    Eph 2:8 God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.
    Eph_2:9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.

  • Tax Amnesia and How to Fix It

    10/15/2017 6:49:58 AM PDT · 5 of 13
    PeterPrinciple to WWII_Historian

    the tax on inheritance.

    I have repeated this often. Getting rid of the inheritance tax is revenue enhancement. What you inherit then will now be subject to income tax when you sell it. Right now the large amount is exempt and gets a stepped up basis in the estate and when I sell it, I pay no income tax.

    The problem with the getting rid of the inheritance tax is it sounds so good to the ears. Look at the net change, not the shiny...........................

    State inheritance tax are a another matter, you still have to do the accounting. So you got rid of nothing.

  • Democrats agree: They ignored, talked down to rural voters, and lost them

    10/15/2017 12:03:47 AM PDT · 24 of 37
    PeterPrinciple to 2ndDivisionVet

    “Our future is not how we talk to rural Iowa,” McCoy said, “but rather how we listen.”

    Evidently that is the result of the latest focus group..................

  • LVMPD and FBI in full damage control mode at latest press conference (Trunc)

    10/14/2017 8:59:38 AM PDT · 21 of 106
    PeterPrinciple to Edward.Fish

    Would not the first think you would do is kick the weapon away from the body? Along with it might go a few casings.

  • [Catholic Caucus] Fatima’s October 13 Apparition: More Than Meets the Eye

    10/14/2017 8:43:47 AM PDT · 24 of 32
    PeterPrinciple to Katydidnt

    We ask the Saints, including Mary, to pray for us to the Lord our God.

    Why not pray directly to God?

  • Five arrested in Georgia, including two law enforcement officers, over 1983 murder

    10/14/2017 8:28:53 AM PDT · 4 of 18
    PeterPrinciple to fella

    Murder is murder. If convicted hang ‘em.

    And that is correct, the idea of hate crimes was the worst decision ever.

  • The Soda Tax: A Single Victory or a Blueprint for the Future?

    10/14/2017 7:05:33 AM PDT · 14 of 14
    PeterPrinciple to jfd1776

    and with a peculiar target list of products, no cash register system could be designed to accurately collect it, so the tax is an administrative nightmare for businesses.

    Obamacare contained a provision that all expenses were to be reported on a 1099. A huge administrative nightmare. It may sound simple but it isn’t.

    They were going to pay for Obamacare with unreported income but it just drove it further underground.

  • Confirmed: Carhart’s New Late-Term Abortion Facility in Bethesda is Illegally Unlicensed

    10/14/2017 6:43:05 AM PDT · 7 of 12
    PeterPrinciple to markomalley

    Illegally Unlicensed

    Stupid editors......................

    and stupid people who won’t read past the headlines.