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  1. gowlerk

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    Stroke of a pen . . . Jesus said that?



    King James version:

    18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

    Complete Jewish Bible:

    18 Yes indeed! I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not so much as a yud or a stroke will pass from the Torah — not until everything that must happen has happened.

    Disciples’ Literal New Testament :

    18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, one iota[c] or one stroke[d] will by no means pass away from the Law until all things take-place[e].

    GOD’S WORD Translation:


    18 I can guarantee this truth: Until the earth and the heavens disappear, neither a period nor a comma will disappear from the Scriptures before everything has come true.



    I hope this helps you to understand the book of ancient fables better.



    I think turtle was questioning the use of a pen at that time, rather than some other implement ...not the meaning of the text. But, quill or reed "pens" were being used by then. Maybe not a Bic or a Paper Mate, but a pen nonetheless.

  2. ryoder

    "Orlando Shooter Was Reportedly a Regular at Pulse and Had a Profile on Gay Dating App": http://gawker.com/orlando-shooter-was-reportedly-a-regular-at-pulse-and-h-1781920316



    Wonder if this is true. It all seemed to click. The hundred-mile trip, the interviews with his wife, his father and then the neighbor. I had a feeling that maybe his father knew, or recently found out about his orientation. Dad didn't seem to be very distraught over the death of his son. Very conflicted, he sought absolution through the killings ....a personal Jihad. Maybe not.

  3. Iago

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    That's actually a pretty good question. Just because it's a 'gay' club doesn't mean everyone is in that category. Plenty of straight people go to the gay clubs because they have the best music, good atmosphere, and really awesome cocktails.

    Plus the whole renting a car and driving 100 miles is really out there. Plenty of soft targets in his local area.



    I think this case might be a bit more complicated than either simple gay-hate or a religion-driven attack, although elements of both my have played parts in it. Gay friends, western-born but to devout Taliban parents. Something seems a little "different" about this one. Maybe just a bunch of speculative nonsense.

  4. JohnnyMarko

    ******Lots of articles from lots of sources saying lots of different things, so leaving it up to you to google it and choose your favorite source.

    Shooting occurred at a gay night club, Pulse, in Orlando Florida. Death toll currently at 50, a lot more injured and more expected to be declared dead.

    Authorities are saying the shooter was ********, a US citizen with family in Afghanistan and possible ties to radical Islam.

    Thoughts go out to my friends in Florida. Not what I wanted to see on the news when I woke up. Makes me sick.

    Edit, pulled out the shooter's name. Doesn't deserve the attention, and multiple outlets are spelling it differently anyway.



    I hope you didn't lose any friends.

    Unfortunately, I think I may have. He's not texting back and other friends haven't been able to say anything definitive.

    I sincerely hope that's not the case[:/]

    Are you familiar with this club? Any reason why the guy would travel over 100 miles from Ft. Pierce to attack this particular club. I'm sure he passed by many other LGBT clubs on the way and probably more than a few in Orlando, some of which might have been just as large and attractive as potential targets.

    Maybe he knew this place. (?)

  5. Kind of agree. I believe the true result of Sanders' candidacy was that it acted as a sort of "trial balloon" for the far-left Progressive movement, whether intentional or not. He was able to realize alarming successes, and in that respect his strong finish is scarier to Conservatives than either Clinton or Trump. And If his campaign had been a complete failure, he would have done so without damaging a future, more viable Progressive candidate. I think his relative success now opens the door for a more intense and bolder run at the Presidency, and other higher office by very Left-Wing Progressive candidates.

  6. quade

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    The reason they referred to it as "the Party" (note definitive article again) is they only had one party. If a person was not a member of "the Party," then they didn't really have any status or voice (not that they really had a voice even if they did)

    ......other nonsense..........:S

    That said, what you said in your post was, at least to me, pretty damn funny.



    Yeah, I can see ironic humor there. But, thinking about it a bit, maybe I did subconsciously label the GOP as "the Party" with regard to the party's leadership (or "politburo" so to speak) acting in defiance of the wishes of the electorate.

  7. wolfriverjoe

    ***... I, personally, never really bought into the Hillary camp's attempts to disqualify then-Senator Obama as a foreign-born immigrant...



    I don't recall any mention by HRC during the primaries in 08 about Oama not being a natural born US citizen.

    It did come from Clinton supporters, but not HRC or her staff.

    I do remember thinking that it was likely a bunch of crap, because if it was legit, then HRC would have been all over it.

    Yes, her supporters. But was she "all over" distancing herself from their claims or disavowing them? Encouraging them by her silence? (Actual questions ...I don't remember if she personally commented one way or the other about the claims.)

  8. quade

    ***Yeah, funny. I know what I meant.



    Reminds me of this;
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    `Then you should say what you mean,' the March Hare went on.

    `I do,' Alice hastily replied; `at least--at least I mean what I say--that's the same thing, you know.'

    `Not the same thing a bit!' said the Hatter. `You might just as well say that "I see what I eat" is the same thing as "I eat what I see"!'

    `You might just as well say,' added the March Hare, `that "I like what I get" is the same thing as "I get what I like"!'



    OK, you get a few stars for a relevant reference to "Alice..." Very good. B| But, I did say what I meant. You simply interpreted it wrongly. I did google it, but I guess I never paid much attention to how the commies refer to their own party. ...and I only vaguely remember the movie, if that's what you meant.:D

  9. billvon

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    The other, also IMO, is a hate-driven, calculating, extreme left-wing ideolog who has no pie-eyed illusion of a utopian society. Her end game is total control. It would not surprise me if she is already building the network infrastructure necessary to effect real revolution. Neither would I be surprised if the brownshirts who are sent to disrupt Trump rallies are being encouraged by her or her comrades . . .


    Yep. And Obama is a Muslim Kenyan Black Panther who is going to rescind the Constitution, declare Sharia Law, confiscate all guns and establish an Islamic Caliphate in the US right after he outlaws Christianity . . . .

    I don't think that's going to work again. To paraphrase Lincoln, you can only fool people for so long.



    I'm only developing, over time, an opinion by what I see and hear from her own mouth. Kinda like what everyone is doing with Trump. FWIW, I, personally, never really bought into the Hillary camp's attempts to disqualify then-Senator Obama as a foreign-born immigrant. But, since, for some mysterious reason, his college records are sealed, I do get to conjecture that he lied about his citizenship status to fraudulently extract public funding or some foreign exchange benefit for his education ...in much the same spirit as lying Liz did with her questionable status as a Native American.

    Edit to add the "foreign exchange" bit.

  10. quade

    ***I thought everyone already knew that "the Party" doesn't like Trump or want him as their nominee. I'm not crazy about him either ...or even the GOP, for that matter, but I'd vote for Trump, or even a batshit crazy old fart commie activist (definitely NOT that commie Elizabeth, she's way too dangerous ...the other commie) before I pull the lever for Hillary.



    I find it somewhat hilarious you call Democrats "commie" yet you refer to the GOP as "the Party."

    That's pretty funny right there, comrade.

    I referred to "the Party" (see the capital letter?) only meaning the "official" GOP organization rather than ordinary folks who are registered Republicans. The thread is about the GOP website. e.g., I happen to be a registered Republican, but I have little, beyond voting, to do with official Party policy, whether ideological or administrative. Neither I, nor other Republican voters have any direct influence over what goes on that web page. No dog-whistle code intended.

    I'm not calling Democrats "commies". I'm calling two particular folks "commies". They just happen to be Democrats at this time. IMO, one of them is an idealistic, nonsensical, dreaming old codger who has no idea how to make his nebulous, utopian ideas work in the real world. The other, also IMO, is a hate-driven, calculating, extreme left-wing ideolog who has no pie-eyed illusion of a utopian society. Her end game is total control. It would not surprise me if she is already building the network infrastructure necessary to effect real revolution. Neither would I be surprised if the brownshirts who are sent to disrupt Trump rallies are being encouraged by her or her comrades while clueless Bernie gets to take any negatives that may (or may not) result from those riots. (truth be known, it wouldn't surprise me if "the Party" upper echelon was found out to be instigating the riots, either, although that is historically a lefty tactic.)

  11. I thought everyone already knew that "the Party" doesn't like Trump or want him as their nominee. I'm not crazy about him either ...or even the GOP, for that matter, but I'd vote for Trump, or even a batshit crazy old fart commie activist (definitely NOT that commie Elizabeth, she's way too dangerous ...the other commie) before I pull the lever for Hillary.

  12. SkyDekker

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    Probably pissed about all the bad publicity you are spewing on here, but cognisant of that fact that any publicity is good publicity.



    Hey, we've got a Presidential candidate down here who ran his whole campaign on that strategy. Barely had to spend any money at all. Seems to be working pretty well, too. :D

  13. Here's a suggestion to save a little bandwith. We could have numbers assigned to various commonly repeated positions on a topic like this. Short modifiers and emojis could be used in addition to the numbers, but keep it short. Other numbers could be used for each reply or rebuttal. A sticky could be posted that provides the key to each number's assigned meaning. So an exchange might go something like this --

    User 1: "17"

    User 2: "28 :|"

    User 1: "3"

    User 8: "41 all y'all >:(!!!"

    Mod: "You're banned !!" ...err, I mean "86 !!"

    Of course, we'd have to refer to the key chart in the beginning, but it shouldn't be long before the numbers are memorized well enough.



    (Some folks just can't tell a joke. :P)

  14. ryoder

    Fark: Canada to get gender-neutral national anthem, possibly replace slogan for RCMP to 'The Mounties always get their person of whatever gender they choose to identify as':D



    Do you think they'll re-name Manitoba too?

  15. FB1609

    Just looking at the first page of the incidents forum...seems like a lot of plane crashes lately to me!

    More than usual? Ever been in one? Does it worry you much where you jump?



    Wow! Quickly counted 11 aircraft-related incidents on the first page alone! The next time some clueless whuffo brings up that tired old "perfectly good airplane" meme, you can show them that! :S

  16. BillMars

    Well, on the AK-47 question, we don't have enough information to answer the question. He may use 13 rounds per drive-by shooting, out of a 30-round magazine, but we don't know if the magazine is full when he starts.

    Stupid question. Give us all the facts, THEN we can answer it.



    Sheldon? ...it that you?

  17. jakee

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    In other words, I don't really have a clue, so I will go with the available facts. Which leave room for almost anything.



    Not almost anything - everything. If you go down that line of reasoning there is nothing that is impossible, including the idea that none of us even exist.



    ...and also from beowulf's previous post: "We have no evidence that the mind can live with out a physical body."

    Cool questions to ponder (at least to me, even if a bit crazy or meaningless in any kinda way that can be known.)!

    Imagine an "observer" viewing the Universe from "outside". What could be "seen"? Would stars, planets, dark matter, "elementary" particles, chinchillas, and Toyota Coronas be seen as "we" see them? Is the existence of, and relationships (as we perceive them) among matter, energy, space, and time only a 4-dimensional manifestation of reality as felt, experienced, or seen by "things" residing within the Universe? Sort of an interpretation of the "way" the Universe "is" by things (matter, energy, etc.) that are affected by its physical laws. Why not 5, or 9 perceived dimensions? (I suppose that if we experienced a 5 dimensional world, we would ask "why not 4?".) Where does our "mind" or consciousness "go" after the lights go out? Is there really a "before" and "after"? Or is that just another of our perceptions resulting from our being part of the Universe.