We're not ashamed to admit that we're Christians, but we don't think that being in a pew on Sunday is what makes you one.
We know there is something wrong in this country when you can spin the name of Jesus Christ, the living body of love and grace, into a political platform. Especially when this platform demonizes the very people who sacrifice their own lives so that you can have that platform at all.
Rick Perry, you said that you'll end the war on religion. We're waiting for a president who doesn't dilute religion into a mere political constituency, but instead embraces it as a powerful way to bridge the gap of vast differences among our fellow Americans.
When she leans to the left it goes away but when she leans to the right the dizziness kicks in big time. I said that she had a republican Michele Bachmann disease because it only happened when she leans right.
Serious though ...she is in the hospital for this ...prayers are much appreciated.
80% tax on any "net profit" income over $1 million. If that 80% over $1 million is invested directly into US jobs then it becomes a tax exemption. The 80% over 1 million can be reinvested into the USA company or corporation only if it directly creates US jobs. CEO's with their multimillion dollar bonuses can start up new companies with that 80% which allows them to control that money only thru the creation of jobs in the US in any way they choose. Basically you don't get any tax breaks unless you create USA jobs. Remember it's "net profit", not gross profit. Companies or corporations are still able to reinvest within their own entities to expand, retool, and maintain but if there is net profit over 1 million then it better go into jobs. TO HELL WITH STOCK HOLDERS, INVESTMENT BANKS AND WALL STREET! The only way you should be able to get rich is by creating US jobs, that's the bottom line for the "majority" of the US people.
Don't expect that anyone in gov is going to really care about us little people. Don't matter if they are dem or repuke. For that matter why would anyone expect the truth from anyone who doesn't go after war criminals and wall street thieves? ...who in fact has the thieves in his admin. ...and yet we only have a choice of the best liar of 2 rich people. Ideas only mean shit if there is a real expectation of the fruition of them. "the President froze non-defense domestic spending" Oh yea that's great ...I like how they call all military expenses "defense" like there isn't any offensive operations going on. So they take us all to be stupid idiots ...nice. Don't expect me to respect them cause they don't deserve any. They are ALL liars and manipulators. Capitalism has taken over Democracy. The only thing wrong with government spending is that an obscene amount is spent on wars, the MIC .........and campaign ads. Over a trillion this year ...what could we do with half of that every year?
Exulting the rich and famous
Standing by while our poor and needy are abandoned
Measuring a persons worth by what they own and how much money they have
Writing off the homeless assuming that they are all mentally ill, lazy and asked for it
Allowing the encroachment of laws that take away a woman's right to not have children
Continuing to live as if the oil supply is never going to run out
Believing that science has the answer to everything
Lowering the mental bar by watching Fox and shows that idolize people
Thinking and or believing the lies that the Gulf oil spill disappeared
Accepting with out a fight the removal of previously held constitutional rights
Capitulating to the "what other choice do you have" political campaigns
Abandoning the lessons that we should have learned from history
Ignoring the deaths of the innocent due to our tax contributions to the MIC and megalomaniac sociopath leaders
Lowering the bar for education
Thinking that your vote is going to make or break this country
Standing by while all these Wall Street crooks and war criminals go unpunished
Joining the military and learning to kill just so you can have a job
Letting greed infect and destroy our government
Not telling our children the truth about their future
Believing that patriotism has any value for anything but to psych people into blind obedience
Putting American flags and military stickers on your cars
Accepting the "American exceptionalism" shit flying out of the mouths of our leaders
Letting our government leaders go on thinking that we actually believe them anymore
Believing our government tells the truth about anything anymore
Participating in over the top consumption of crap you don't "need"
Failing to put your selves in the shoes of the other
--- I'm getting burned out with this so add yours below.
Thanks and have a nice day.
Blankfein, McDaniel, Mozilo, O'Neal, Thain, Tyson, Dudley, Hubbard, Sachs, Schapiro, Emanuel, ...Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Powel and many more ....all are criminals of one sort or another. They all got away with their lies and crooked schemes. Some are working for Obama. They all have a part in the destruction of our country ...and they are getting away with it. The rule of law is dead!
info: http://www.insidejob.com /
movie: Netflix - Inside Job
I suggest that anyone and everyone study up on Islam before taking sides. From what I gather there are 2 messages out there that conflict and for good reason. 1 is a message of peace and the other is of death for all who will not join or submit to Sharia law as second class citizens. The one rule to abide by in understanding the Qur'an is that what ever is the latest in message succeeds that which came before. Mecca was about peace and had many gods and Muhammad was not accepted there. It was to Medina city that Muhammad fled when he was initially driven out of Mecca. Originally Medina had many religions including Judaism. There are 2 versions of what happened to the Jews. One is that there were 600 to 900 beheaded in Medina and the other according to Josephushas has the same number or them dying at Masada. It would seem that it may be impossible to come to an accurate truth to the matter. The anti Islamists of course takes sides with the former insisting that Muhammad ordered or pushed for the murder or extermination of Jews and that the current Jihad is to eliminate Jews and Christians as a priority and to attain submission to Sharia law by all others. I have also read that the current fundamentalist Islamists have an agenda of peace only until the number of body of believers exceeds all others and at that time Sharia law will be demanded at the point of revolution and or war with the rest of the particular countries population. My understanding is that Islam is not just a religion, it is a combination of government and religion with neither being separate from the other. One may take this as a warning to countries with higher percentages of Muslim population. Certainly it would be a long time before Muslims could attain a majority in the USA and basically have 0 chance or ever taking over. What we may be seeing in Egypt and other countries is that a majority population of Muslims may be at the point of taking over and installing a theocratic Islamic government that enforces Sharia law. Certainly Brigitte Gabriel may wish to use this to instill fear in the USA but there's no way Islam could ever take over here. She's full of tea bags of shit.
Me looking down from ...yea ...way up there.
Leaving the harbor.
First dolphin of the day.
Racer cruiser cockpit.
Should I stay or should I go?
Ah ...back in the saddle.
Parting with friend of the day.
Race losers ....MUHAHAHAHAH
No terrorist bomb here.
O boy this is going to be good.
Sunset over St Pete FL
Back in the harbor
Hope you enjoyed the ride.
Thing is ...they really aren't following the Lord ...they are following the twisted understanding perpetuated by these wolf preachers who only want the power over people ...along with their money. No where in the new testament do you find anyone using fear as a tactic to entice conversion. The conflict of "you are going to burn in hell forever if you don't believe in the God who loves you" will never be resolved in the minds of those who follow the preachers/ministers who perpetuate such utter confusion and train others to accept the same. The conflict stems somewhat from the mixing of the old and new covenants. The old was doomed to fail the the understanding of it should never be mixed with the new deal or covenant. You can't put new wine in old wine skins.
I wish people could understand that being saved does not mean that a person will be without faults or sin. It only means that the person has accepted and believes that they are forgiven for everything in the past present and future. It means that a person is no longer under the curse of death for the sin nature that has been past on to them from no fault of their own. The bible says God is a just God and that means that He will not condemn anyone for what is not their fault. You may recall that according to the bible God created Lucifer ...His most powerful supreme created being. Do you really think that pitted up against said being and failing to stay sinless that a loving God would burn anyone forever in hell?
The event the op describes is spiritual abuse and those that go under that are victims and will pay for that twisted understanding for a long time and may never break away from it unless they take it upon themselves to study diligently and stay away from church and sincerely trust God to give them the right understanding. Of course there will be much more than that but it is the best start one can have to a proper understanding. Church doctrines are divisional ...they all (churches) claim they have the true understanding ...and none of them do. They only have enough of it to keep a person poisoned with all the confusion. The first lie is "you are save as you are" and then you better change or you are going to burn in hell ...again! Should you ever enter a church ...beware of these wolves and their lies! They are the real enemies of God!
My response here is because I hate it that this happens to people and I hate that these men do this to people who sincerely desire to have a relationship with God. In a way they are being raped. I do believe God and I will always believe God and I trust Him and I am sure of my post physical death destiny. That does not mean I am "not" an asshole sometimes. I'd rather not have faults but I am "not" going to give up because I can't get rid of them. I know my destiny does not depend on my getting rid of my faults.
Don't ever think that a person does not really and sincerely believe in God because they still sin. Even George Bush may really believe ...and I hate it that he has taken a big part in immersing believers in the shame by association. Evangelicals suck ...big time! For this and many other examples and reasons that I know of I say "Lord Save Us From Your Followers".
BTW: I think "Lord Save Us From Your Followers" is a documentary. I haven't seen it yet but I can guess what it is about.
What's needed first is (1) campaign finance reform where corporations are entirely excluded from the political system. Next (2) we must remove person hood from corporations. Then we need to (3) reduce the pentagon budget to something reasonable and comparable to what other countries spend. That would mean voting everyone of the asscarrots out of office that continually vote for more war and pentagon funding. We need (4) to have a law that forbids any congress person and or senator from voting on any issue that has any connection to their sock portfolio. We need (5) a jobs restoration bill that demands a fare and equal trade that reduces the unfair advantage that slave labor gives other countries. We can't continue to have our jobs go over seas for any reason ...and I emphasize "any reason". We have to decide who we care more about ...our own or other countries. IMO we need some nationalism and I don't mean go overboard with this but enough of it to secure our jobs and our financial well being. We need (6) to restore the constitution and prosecute the war crimes of those involved at all levels. WTF people ...why do we stand for this shit where they get to commit crimes and don't pay for it when the little guy gets life in prison for getting caught with an OZ of weed in Texas? I mean what the fuck? There most likely are more steps to be taken. Bring em on.
I think we members of DU could work on these issues and agree to come to a reasonable conclusion as to what really needs to be done and in what order to fix our system. The DU infighting gets us no where and hurts us. At this point politically I can't get behind anyone unless I or we can force them to carry out what they promise and infer that they will do once they gain office. Maybe we need an (7) employment contract with them that gets all the promises down and binding. We can't take the lies anymore from any party. Our country is in a very dangerous position and it's not a joking matter anymore. We really are talking about the end of our US posterity. I'd settle for making an effort to have it be at least as good for the next generations.
I don't believe that DU has the gumption to do this but I throw it out here anyway. I have settled for what Gore Vidal and others have said about our sorry ass situation. I only wish that we wouldn't stand for anymore of this selling us out shit and do something about it instead of playing debate team here. Telling me or others that what they think or what they would do will not work is not constructive "if you don't offer a reasonable solution" in its place. If you have a better idea or better arrangement of the steps needed to fix and or restore our constitution and balance of powers and balance of trade and jobs then speak out. I do think I know this for sure ...unless we remove the corporate owners of our system we are going to be their slaves if we are not already. Are you willing to settle for that?
Dems? pffft ...they have blown it. They had their 60-vote majority and played centrist and fucked us without enough lube. Apparently they need us lefties so they have a toilet to shit on. I am surprised they even let us lefties here on DU. Of course there is that piece of info that says that DU is a place for Dems and progressives but I see us getting attacked and pushed aside just like the Dem party did to us. Like wise "maybe" we were only needed to get the DU member numbers up too and can expect a gradual tomb stoning of us lefties to weed us out ...party purity and all that. I hope that is not the case.
For fucks sake ..the fucking Russians are spending 50 billion total this year ...WTF ...there is no justification for the US spending over a fucking trillion dollars on defense. Fuck them and fuck everything they fucking stand for!
Russia's budget spending on state defense orders will amount to 1.2 trillion rubles ($46.8 billion) in 2009, first deputy prime minister Sergei Ivanov said on 12 September 2008. The spending figure is outlined in the Russian budget for 2009-2011 which was due to be considered by Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, on September 19. The three-year budget envisaged additional spending of 170 billion rubles ($6.63 billion) in comparison to previous annual programs.
When the budget was signed into law on October 28, 2009, the final size of the Department of Defense's budget was $680 billion, $16 billion more than President Obama had requested.<3><4> An additional $33 billion supplemental bill to support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was expected to pass in the spring of 2010, but has been delayed by the House of Representatives after passing the Senate.<5><6> Defense-related expenditures outside of the Department of Defense constitute between $216 billion and $361 billion in additional spending, bringing the total for defense spending to between $880 billion and $1.03 trillion in fiscal year 2010.
Talk about screwing us out of our SS retirement ....your fucking pyramid scheme. Ship our good mother fucking jobs over seas and hire illegals to work for slave wages. Make sure we don't see what atrocities our military is committing in the name of the MIC. Lie to us during your propaganda election campaigns you sons of the devil. Take the blood money from these sociopath corporations for your government jobs.
Get the fuck out of all the Islamic countries ...you will never stop them from driving out the infidels (us). They will fight us down to the last person. Ya know what ...GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES WHO WANT TO SPEND THIS MONEY ON WAR AND KILLING!
Yea I am pissed and for good reason.
It's not like we are going to stop them but you can dream about it all you want. It's driving our country into corporate hell. Gutless americans will not fight the power but continue to believe their votes will undo the corruption. Fear rules. Try to understand this ...to gain office, politicians need money to campaign and they don't get enough from poor and middle class people for that. Get it? They don't care about right and wrong ...they only give us lip service.
Oh yea ...continue to believe the bull shit about Afghanistan. What everyone doesn't get is that they will NEVER stop fighting us down to the last person. We are infidels in their Muslim country. We are not fighting a government, we're fighting a religious belief. They do not want a secular country.
If you really want to slow down terrorism then stop killing the innocent, stop the blind support for Israel and get the fuck out of all Muslim countries.
The alternative is to spend all we have on an endless war and that is what they (the MIC)want.
Unless the world makes a great turning from oil we all are doomed. Check out "What A Way To Go
Life At The End Of Empire". Some great information on the combination of all the concerns of many over climate, oil, food, population, the rich, media, etc.
It's too late to do anything. Yes back in the 60's they were saying that if we didn't correct our path of global climate change that by the year 2000 it would be too late to do anything about it. We are all on this train that can't move away from the track it's on and the only temp escape is denial. Denial is the way to cope with what is really going to happen to us all. Denial also keeps that train moving to its inevitable destination.
Look at what is involved with producing food. Agriculture is the root of the greatest problem. We need oil to produce the amount of food for the population that continues to expand and after that oil production peaks which some say has happened ...well you can go figure. Oh yea ...throw in climate change with food production. The time to control population was back pre civil war.
Amazingly the native indians had it right all along. Hunter gatherers were right but couldn't survive with the onslaught of agriculture. The point was to live with nature. Indeed what we have also lost is our connection to nature. Once agriculture took over population could grow excessively which caused increased demand for the use of power via horse, steam and now oil.
I found this doc film to be excellent with all the points of view it provides from many studied people of note. I highly suggest everyone look at it ...before you keep your denial going and tell me I am wrong.
Tell your reps you want national health care here.
My favorite news sources
This guy runs a great site with many links to all the other news sources. I've been going to this site for years. Looks like he runs it all on his own too.
Proof ....Bush is a chimp
I hope you like laughing. I laugh everytime I look at these pics.
I hate these people. They are total ass carrots. Here's to Cheney's most famous words ..."go f*ck your self"
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