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Love knows no limit to its endurance,

no end to its trust,

no fading of its hope;

it can outlast anything.


1 Corinthians 13:7    
(J. B. Phillips New Testament, a modern English translation.)


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SWAT Tactics at Issue After Fairfax Shooting
By Tom Jackman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 27, 2006; Page B01

Salvatore J. Culosi Sr. still can’t believe his son, a 37-year-old optometrist, was a suspected sports bookie. He can’t believe a heavily armed SWAT team fatally shot his unarmed son, Salvatore J. Culosi Jr., outside his Fair Oaks home Tuesday night.

And Culosi can’t believe that the SWAT team’s sudden descent on his son, apparently causing one officer to accidentally fire a .45-caliber handgun once into his son’s chest, is standard procedure for Fairfax County police conducting a search.


  • President Obama's Birthplace - A national monument?

    01/22/2009 8:58:37 AM PST · by deks · 78 replies · 3,382+ views
    President Barack H. Obama’s biographers will need to know a little more than is currently known about his birth. After all, the presidential birthplace should be a national monument. Preparations should be started now to preserve it. Where is the house in which he was born? Or was it a hospital, I can’t remember? Since Obama is one of our youngest presidents, the midwife who assisted the birth should still be alive. Historians and journalists would like to interview her. Wait, was it a doctor who attended the birth of our first black president? What was his name? Oh, you...



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    Only well-trained professionals in the military and the police need guns.  History proves that civilians are much better off without them.
    posted by Travis McGee (the following picture was included with this post)

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    Many people choose to reply with their eyes closed.
    posted by ElkGroveDan

    Amnesty is the “point of no return”. All the other foolish policies can be changed by a later administration, although the huge debt will have to be dealt with. However, 20-30 million new, uneducated, government dependent, Democrat voters will forever change the American government, society, and our way of life. One party rule will be a fact of life that cannot be changed.
    posted by Prokopton

    So the Temple is rebuilt and there’s a big fight out at Megiddo. It’s not like it’s the end of the world.
    posted by SlowBoat407

    . . . when someone runs for President all records should be an open book including passport records. There is no reason to keep anything like that secret if you want to be President.
    posted by PhiKapMom

    ‘Change,’ for Alinsky, invoked radical socialism and meant the redistribution of wealth.
    [For] Obama [it] means the same, but by hiding the reference he avoids having to be explicit about the radical goal behind the theme.”
    Some Key Alinsky Code Words
    Change - Eliminating the free enterprise system and replacing it with socialism, and peacefully overthrowing the present government and replacing it with communism.
    Community Organizer - One who (1) agitates by identifying and magnifying the real or imagined failings of the establishment as they supposedly apply to the target group, (2) organizes the target group into a political force, and (3) turns that force into “change”.
    posted by bareford101

    For every Christian, temptations arise to put something ahead of our Lord. Indeed, as CS Lewis pointed out, such temptations become stronger for those who do want to leave them behind. But God is faithful....
    posted by Hebrews 11:6


    NBC just said “a deep suffocating goo that keeps gushing day after day and week after week...” First honest review of Dateline, NBC I ever heard!
    posted by djf


    Just because something is deemed a law, doesn't mean it is immune to misapplication or abuse.
    posted by Publius6961


    “The Supreme Court informs me to invoke the 5th and remain silent.”
    posted by Paladin2
    see. . .Supreme Court Rules Fifth Amendment Has to Actually Be Invoked

    Never answer the door after dark. Never answer the door if it's a stranger. Never let a stranger come in your house to use your phone, or your bathroom, or anything else. Always carry protection, loaded and ready when you do answer the door. This is 2013, not 1953. It's not the same country anymore, and you can't take chances like this victim did.
    posted by Kenton

    Let’s face it...a whole lot of people in this country are too stupid to be free citizens.
    posted by gr8eman

    Each successive Democrat administration builds upon the level of corruption, dishonesty, and criminality achieved by the previous Democrat administration.
    posted by Amagi

    You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat
    posted by fwdude



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