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  • Feb 24, 2015 04:45 PM
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    I meant the taking it from private owners to give to another private owner as the bill was proposed to do. I'm actually for this veto
  • Feb 25, 2015 06:21 PM
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Gerald W Wrote: O'Reily is more of an entertainer though and not a reporter. Why give him such a hard time if he is just entertaining his fans?
    For starters--these allegations stem from when he was a reporter, not an entertainer.

    Then we must bring up the fact that he lampooned Brian Williams for journalistic malpractice while being guilty of doing the same exact thing. If he just kept his mouth shut about Williams then no one would care. He brought this on himself by feigning outrage at Williams while doing the same thing himself.
    Yeah, I suppose there is no getting around that for him.
  • Feb 27, 2015 04:56 AM
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    ClayTaylorNC Wrote:
    Gerald W Wrote: Fox isn't filled with that many lies. There are some exaggerations, but both sides are equally guilty of that.
    That's quite a statement. Do you have any statistics to back this up?
    Here is an interesting Politico blig www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/12/is-msnbc-worse-than-fox-news-179175.html
  • Feb 27, 2015 08:45 PM
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    I'm a moderate conservative. I wasn't always so, I use to be middle of the pack conservative. Responsible government spending, Christian, right to bear arms, free market capitalism etc. But over the years, the GOP, at least the ones that get elected and become mouthpieces for the party, have be spouting this entrenched, no compromise, our way or the highway rhetoric that seems to be shifting the party out from under me.

    Granted, there are some things that shouldn't be compromised, but that doesn't mean they can't be discussed. Perhaps there are angles your opponents haven't considered and perhaps there angles we haven't considered. But the current GOP seems so focused on making sure the other side fails that they don't care about any success at all.

    I guess that one of the reasons I'm here, looking for rational political discourse.
  • Feb 10, 2015 04:10 PM
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Gerald W Wrote: I'm totally for the first amedment's stance on religion. Religion is not something that should be forced on anyone. But people also shouldn't berate others if they are not doing harm by their beliefs.

    I'm a good person and a Christian. I follow what I think is moral, and will raise my children to do the same. Why must that be snuffed out. Religion is a positive thing for me and my family. Why must we conform to what you think?
    The problem is that Christians want everyone else to conform to their way of thinking. Over half of the Republican Party--you know, the party who says they are Constitutional purists--say they want Christianity to be the official religion in America. That kind of flies in the face of the first words of our very first amendment.

    That's why so many people have a negative reaction to people shoving religion down our throats. You have a right to worship whoever you want, but you do not have a right to force everyone else to conform to your beliefs, as is the case in the modern day Republican party. Go to church, hang out with other religious people, and pray every night. You have every right to do that. However, you don't have the right to use the functions of a secular government to force everyone else to conform to your religious beliefs.
    Fair enough. THere is a lot of animosity on both sides it seems, and I'm pro 1st Amendment even though the extreme parts of my party want to change that. Sadly, they are the ones being put up front.
  • Feb 10, 2015 04:10 PM
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    I'm totally for the first amedment's stance on religion. Religion is not something that should be forced on anyone. But people also shouldn't berate others if they are not doing harm by their beliefs.

    I'm a good person and a Christian. I follow what I think is moral, and will raise my children to do the same. Why must that be snuffed out. Religion is a positive thing for me and my family. Why must we conform to what you think?
  • Feb 27, 2015 04:56 AM
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    But MSNBC and Fox seem equally guilty.
  • Feb 10, 2015 04:10 PM
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    that guy in Arizona Wrote: jared:


    The 12 LEAST religious countries in the world are as follows:

    12 - Russia - 24 to 48% identify themselves as atheist or agnostic
    11 - Germany - 41 to 49 % atheist/agnostic
    10 - Estonia - 49% atheist/agnostic
    9 - South Korea - 30-52% atheist/agnostic
    8- France - 43-54% atheist/agnostic
    7 - Finland - 30 to 60% atheist/agnostic
    6- Czech Republic - 51 to 61% atheist/agnostic
    5 - Japan - 64=65% atheist/agnostic
    4 - Norway - 31 to 72% atheist/agnostic
    3 - Denmark - 43 to 870% atheist/agnostic
    2 - Vietnam - 80% atheist/agnostic
    1 - Sweden - 85% atheist /agnostic

    you'll notice that the Nordic countries are among the countries that are the least religious ..
    they also happen to have the lowest poverty and homicide rates -
    they also have low infant mortality rates and high per capita income -
    they also have a higher life expectancy, and advanced health care systems -

    http://www.prices2015.biz/most/most-and-least-religious-countries.html


    In contrast, the MOST religious countries in the world are:

    1 . Ghana - 96% of the population identifies themselves as being religiouis
    2 - Nigeria - 93% of the population is religious
    3 - Fiji - 93% of the population is religious
    4 - Armenia - 92% of the population is religiouis
    5 - Macedonia - 92$ of the population is religious
    6 - Romania - 89% of the population is religious
    7 - Iraq - 88% of the population is religiouis
    8- Kenya - 88% of the population is religious
    9 - Peru - 86% of the population is religious
    10 - Brazil - 85% of the population is religiouis


    VERY FEW of the countries on the list has a very high standard of living, and many of them have "issues"

    Ghana is considered to be one of the best governed counties in Africa, but has a per capita income of $2600 -

    Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa, but has a little problem called Boko Haram .. per capita income is $3416
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boko_Haram

    Fiji - per capita income is only $4083, but it sure would be a nice place to live

    Armenia - not a bad place to be now, but 1.5 million Armenians were slaughtered in 1915-1916

    Macedonia - has an unemployment rate of 37% and a poverty rate of 22%

    Romania - not bad, and a fairly high per capita income

    Iraq - no weapons of mass destruction here, but still a country that is very much unsettled

    Kenya - if you're a runner , it's a good place to live - Barack Obama's birthplace - is still considered to be a "poor and developing country"

    Peru - has a poverty level of 25% -

    Brazil - 7th largest economy in the world, and one of the world's fastest growing economy - has one of the world's highest rates of intentional homicide in the entire world, and the third highest incarceration rate, behind the United States and China

    http://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/these-10-countries-are-the-most-religious

    overall, the United States is a fairly religious country, with only 20% of the males, and 15% of the women ,that have no religious affiliation - Southern states are the most religious, and Mississippi is considered to be the most religious - Mississippi also has the worst schools, the highest obesity rate, the 2nd lowest percentage of high school graduates, the 3rd lowest percentage of its population with college degrees, the 3rd highest teen pregnancy rate, and the highest rate of poverty. ..

    give me that old time religion?

    no thanks, but it's fun to listen to the music:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL-4E64tfd8
    Correlation is not causation. Religion is an important, personal part to many of us that brings our community together. Gives us an avenue to meet and befriend people. And gives us guidelines to strive to be a better person.
  • Feb 25, 2015 06:21 PM
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    O'Reily is more of an entertainer though and not a reporter. Why give him such a hard time if he is just entertaining his fans?
  • Feb 24, 2015 04:45 PM
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    It's weird how the government can just take land like this from private citizens