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  1. 2 hours ago, wolfriverjoe said:

    An interesting point made in a different thread:

     

    Posted be Georgia Don.

    Regardless of what the boss or owner may or may not be willing to do, if the fool has a felony conviction, they can't get a professional license.

    True enough. The subject and my point was about obtaining a job not a profession. A felon is not prohibited from working for a professional. 

    Don't overlook the fact that a felon's wife could obtain the necessary license if needed. That also works for background checks when legally purchasing firearms.

    At least, that is what a client told me.


  2. 14 hours ago, billvon said:

    Indeed.  An open and frank confrontation between one's illusions and chimeras, and the hard cold reality of the real world, can lead to cognitive dissonance in some people.  For such people, they can often better maintain their own equilibrium by substituting their own fictional narrative, and using that to reinterpret reality in a way that supports their worldview.  That can work - at least for a while.

    It supports individual mental health. Sinners are usually mentally healthy.


  3. On 7/2/2021 at 6:38 PM, billvon said:

    But at least 500 people who were IN the mob will likely remember this day forever; they've been charged for their crimes and will likely see convictions, jail time, and fines - and when they are released, many will be felons, unable to own guns or vote for years.

    And I hear getting a job as a felon is difficult. 

    The more I think about this the more amusing it becomes, at least from the conceptual standpoint. Thus, I have to respond, against my better judgment, just to get it off my brain.

    First, convicted felons can and do own guns. The liberal Democrats have proven that. Second, we are not real sure whether voting is still a viable option.

    One thing is for certain, The conservatives had better start a campaign to register more like-minded voters and stop hoping that the registered voters show up.

    And, lastly, finding a job. These individuals will not likely seek employment from someone who would hold their conviction against them. It would be a plus in the South and the Mid-west.


  4. 17 hours ago, winsor said:

    I am struck by how "Anti" fascists' tactics are those of the Brown Shirts, and "Anti" racists are every bit as egalitarian as the Klan.

    Any time I encounter an "Anti" organization I suspect conflict of interest (COI) of some sort.

    If, for example, I am an exorcist, my livelihood is dependent upon finding demons, if my job is to uphold Truth, Justice and the American Way I need to find subversion everywhere.

    It is my observation that nobody thinks of themselves as evil.  Heinrich Himmler described himself as a "simple policeman" (no need to thank me, just doing my job...).  It thus strikes me that the current crop of Social Justice Warriors is no better or worse than the rabid ideologues who came before them, all of them fueled by self-righteous zeal.  

    I do not seek to do battle with any of them; quite the contrary, I greatly prefer to stay as far from fanatics of any stripe as I can manage.  The best way to survive a Pogrom is to be somewhere else.  The trick is to know where that is and how to get there.

     

    BSBD,

    Winsor

    Amen! My wife and I have chosen the Pella alternative.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_to_Pella


  5. 15 hours ago, JerryBaumchen said:

    Hi Robert,

    A 40 minute short course on How to Incriminate Yourself.

    You can take it Pass/Fail.  ;P

    Jerry Baumchen

    Without a doubt, we will "remember this day forever."

    I don't know what's next but something is coming. We all feel it.


  6. Not all religions are the same. The ad was requesting Christian applicants for the office of chaplain. It was specific not general. It probably should have been worded "Christian" chaplain position open.

    If I owned a garage and advertised for an auto mechanic I would not be interviewing outboard motor mechanics.

    Again I state it is only a nuisance lawsuit.

    I guarantee that if the ad was for a chaplain and only Muslims should apply, no Christian would be suing anybody.


  7. As an ordained minister of the Gospel of Christ and having served as chaplain in several organizations, I look at it this way. The office of chaplain is for Protestant and Roman Catholics. The Hebrew faith has the office of Rabbi. The Muslim faith has the office Imam. Buddhists have the office of Bhikkhu and so on.

    IOW, it is a nuisance lawsuit.


  8. We are into a 1.5 years of the Covid pandemic with a little over half of the population vaccinated. We don't know what the Indian strain will do. And, now the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. are running out of fuel.

    Stations in north GA are running out or are out already. Supply trucks are soon to be slowed down or stopped. For most of us up here our specialty physicians are 100 miles away. 

    I understand it is not cool to use the term SHTF any longer. 

    So what do we call this onset?

    Do any of our resident expert posters in the SC have any idea our long this will last? How long does it take to recover from a major security breach in our infrastructure like this?


  9. 2 minutes ago, wolfriverjoe said:

    Nahh.

    He's arguing with people who don't think words should be redefined to what one wants them to mean.

    And as far as 'behavior control' and 'thought control', the worst offenders throughout history on those little gems have been...

    Organized religion.

    No argument here. I am not a fan of organized religion.

    "No Religion

    Just Jesus."


  10. 2 minutes ago, brenthutch said:

    Why do I need to be changed?  What have I done to systemically oppress anyone?  In my 57 years on this planet not one of my minority friends, teachers, military brothers, college professors, associates, coworkers, subordinates, peers, bosses or neighbors has ever even mentioned it.  Is it one of those things that no one can see, measure or feel, but it is secretly there?  Apparently Obama thought Americans’ penchant for large SUVs was more of a problem than systemic racism as he mentioned the former and not the latter.

    "Racism only exists with racists. Others look for character." ~Unknown


  11. 15 hours ago, gowlerk said:

    That's nice. But I was more concerned about your wife who you were saying was having some health issues. I don't think very much or worry about Biden's health.

    Thanks for asking. My wife is still under cardiac care from a stent emplacement last August and has residual bi-lateral pneumonia from Covid last October. She is strong in the Lord and His Holy Spirit and continues to co-manage our church food bank as well as our home.


  12. 6 hours ago, gowlerk said:

    Whatever is going on in your life I hope you find the strength and peace you need.

    Thank you. I and my friends are at peace. We are prepared for the very remote worst. We are focusing on communal care. We are at that stage and we are drawing closer together. 

    Our biggest question right now is, how long will they let Biden stay in office before tossing the ball to Kamala?


  13. 20 hours ago, Phil1111 said:

    Now a agent for truth in religion has died. I've made no secret of the disgust that i have who use religious donations to live lavish lifestyles. “There’s more fraud in the name of God than any other kind of fraud in the world,” he said in the 2013 interview. “That’s just heartbreaking.”

    Ole Anthony, Scourge of Televangelists, Dies at 82

    "After working as a well-paid Republican operative, he gave up a lavish lifestyle to live in poverty as a self-proclaimed Jeremiah, calling out fraud in the name of God.

    Ole Anthony, a former Air Force intelligence specialist and Texas political operative who found Jesus in 1972, built a following among the down-and-out of east Dallas, and then used that movement to take down a rogue’s gallery of unscrupulous televangelists and faith healers, died on April 16 at a house in Dallas that he shared with several members of his organization, the Trinity Foundation. He was 82.

    His death was confirmed by Pete Evans, a Trinity member who, like Mr. Anthony, had taken a vow of poverty before acquiring a private investigator’s license, which let him peer deeper into the lifestyles of rich and famous preachers...a man who, like a latter-day Jeremiah, believed it was his job to call out religious scam artists, especially those who had grown wealthy off their congregations....

    He specialized in what he called garbology — rooting through dumpsters for evidence of legal or spiritual fraud by televangelists like Robert Tilton, Benny Hinn and W.V. Grant, just three of the more than 300 he went after during his nearly 35-year campaign.

    He compiled the results in long reports that he fed to reporters, and he made frequent appearances on shows like “Primetime Live” and “Inside Edition.” His work was largely responsible for the implosion of Mr. Tilton’s $80 million-a-year empire and Mr. Grant’s 1996 imprisonment for tax evasion. In 2007, he worked with the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in its own investigation into televangelists."

    I have personal knowledge dating back to the late '80s regarding Robert Tilton and Benny Hinn. The were/are fraudulent in their ministries.

    Bad singers do not change the meaning of the song.


  14. 17 hours ago, billvon said:

    It often seems that your knowledge of an incident is directly proportional to how much that incident supports your beliefs and biases.

    After a BLM riot, for example, you present yourself with someone who has extensive knowledge of the incident, even when it occurs thousands of miles away from you.  But after the Trump-supporter insurrection, you professed to not really know what happened, so you couldn't comment on it.

    No, it has to do with the fact that i have simply lost interest. It is what it is. The last days and all.


  15. In my church there is controversy about taking the vaccine. Many have taken it, including my wife and I, but some refuse. Those refusing are not vocal with their reasoning. It comes across as, mostly, the government is not going to tell me what to do. To me that is very weak and not very enlightening. 

    Some of us have had the virus and some of those have died or still suffering long term effects. My wife is in this situation. To date we have had 8,254 infected and 214 deaths. I would guess around 50% of the seniors are vaccinated. Getting an appointment is a stumbling block.

    Personally, I think it is better to be as safe as possible than to be as sick as possible.

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  16. Would the Q movement be more credible if it funded and organized rioting and violence as did Antifa and BLM? Those movements are also sociological groups that influenced the less informed voting public.