Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell.
I don't that anyone promised paradise, but I was told that I could keep my plan and doctor...
We all know people in life like this Amirite?
Oh Yeah! They're everywhere, not just here. I'm pretty much convinced that it's usually a self esteem issue; poor self esteem. Person A secretly feels small, weak, unimportant. Person A often targets other persons, attacking, berating, belittling maybe even lying to diminish those other people.
Of course the value of Person A hasn't changed (except for enhancing his ****-a-tude) but other people are valued less than before (at least in Person A's mind) and Person A feels elevated as a result.
The whole thing is an ugly mess. I do my best to keep a safe distance from creeps like this. I feel blessed that most of them here have me blocked!
The Dude is right. Amirite ?
Those fringe sects pay no attention to state laws. You are of aware of that as I.
And "allowing underage marriage" is code for...condoning pedophilia.
Have a good weekend is code for I'm outa here!
We have had some very different politicians in office from both parties over the last 20 years. The power has swung back and forth several times and both sides have made a lot of noise about their likes and dislikes. Has anything really changed in your personal life because of these events?
I don't disagree, I just believe it is a rarity.
I understood the question to be about my own personal experience. Perhaps I misunderstood.
I'm sorry to hear that, Bud. I have been covered by a company plan for quite a few years and though it changes slightly each year, I saw very little difference.
Thanks Will. I wasn't looking for sympathy, but recognizing that political policies do make real differences in real peoples lives motivated my response.
You just can't help but poke, can you?
I stated my opinion. You don't have to agree with it, nor does anyone else.
And no, that isn't narcissism. It's conviction. You should know that, bud. You have it.
Btw...the definition of narcissism is a Google click away....
Poke? Come on Carla - here is what you wrote -
"In my mind, there is no case to be made for pedophilia.
It especially makes me cringe when religion is used to condone it. "
How is any person (without supernatural powers) supposed to understand that what you REALLY mean is that some religion allows under age marriage.
By the way, it's state law that governs the legal age for marriage.
Liberal leadership hasn't done any favors for me. The most recent example was Obamacare. It allowed the government to take over 1/6 of the economy and pretty much destroy the worlds best health care system. For me personally, the cost of my medical care skyrocketed. My healthcare plan evaporated, my premiums doubled, my doctor was no longer accessible in my new plan, I spent an enormous amount of money on deductible expenses. It completely absorbed my savings and reduced my quality of life.
Children marrying adults is pedophilia. There should be no confusion. My opinion on that should be clear.
Any one, any religion, that approves of and practices child mariage is condoning pedophilia.
What's it called when someone has the expectation that the world simply agree and not question a persons opinion? Would you call that narcissism? Or something else?
The fight against avoidable misery should be the only aim of public policy. Increasing happiness on the other hand, is best left to private initiative.
Avoidable misery - A teensy bit open ended. Sewer systems, roads, fire fighters, law enforcement all help avoid misery and I'm in favor of.
Which would prevent another school shooting: All firearms banned, or staff heavily armed
I'm afraid neither is a guarantee of success. But, I do believe that the chances of an attack are reduced with armed adults on the site. They could also respond more quickly and likely save more lives.
Taking guns away from law abiding citizens only makes more soft targets. It's a stupid idea.
Yes. Short films. She was almost a toddler.
As far as in this country, there are many small religious sects that over the years have been involved with multiple marriage including with young girls.
Again Carla - religion condoning pedophilia is a different topic than children getting married.
I understand that we assume sexual intercourse within marriage. And, we have agreed that we both disapprove of children getting married.
But, if you MEAN religion approving of children marrying, for the sake of clarity, that's what you should write! Your comment is unnecessarily inflammatory. And future comments will be assumed to be hyperbole as well.
I thought it was clear. But I will take your word that it wasn't for you.
In my mind, there is no case to be made for pedophilia.
It especially makes me cringe when religion is used to condone it.
Unfortunately...little kids have been the toys for nasty ugly men for a very long time.
Did you ever see any of the short films that Shirley temple did before she broke into big pictures? Made with little boys. Very creepy. It is very clear who they were playing to.
I've not seen a major religion that condones or promotes pedophilia - other that Islam. I agree, it's horrible.
I've seen lot's of Shirley Temple movies. I don't recall little boys in the films - she kind of stole the show. Very talented at a young age. Maybe you're talking about movies not so main stream, really have to dig for?
Why is it okay for mostly naked gay men and crazed feminists in **** costumes to have a parade but the military can't show pride?
I've never been good with someone telling me what to do, but all 3 cruises were good. North Carolina was a bit too humid for me, had never experienced that before, but I lived off base at the beach so that was good also. I made a lot of lifelong friends also. All in all it was a good experience, but not one I wanted to make a career out of.
Thanks for sharing Flanders. I'm glad you found some good in the time you spent serving our country.
Another shooting at a school. Will there ever be a way to protect the children?
"Once again, this is NOT a gun control issue. It's a mental health issue"
It's a conservative issue, own it.
Dru, can you cite an example in which gun control, even extreme gun control has worked? You can't, because it doesn't.
Instead of fixating on finding ways for government to control us, how about we focus on looking at ideas that might actually work?
Attention everyone! The future has been cancelled! How will you spend your last few hours?
This post is pretty obsolete now.....we're still here.
Post me some angst , reach down deep into the pit of your Soul and show me some sadness.
"Real patriot" says I LOVE America....except gays, feminists, protesters, people who disagree with me, vegans, mexican immigrants, refugees, the rights of natives to keep their land, the national parks, the environment, the clean air, the aesthetic beauty, it's reporters, it's movies, minorities, transgender Americans, non-christian americans, and the entire state of California. So what do you like? "Real" Patriot answers: Vladimir Putin and the Confederacy!
Maybe try hanging out in different places.
Meh! They said we were going to get 12 feet of snow too. But, if I really thought the end was near, Mrs. Budwick and I along with the pups would be together making sure we all went out loving each other.
Trump's military parade will cost no more than $600 per homeless vet. Very reasonable, don't you think? Here's an idea: pay $600 each to fly them to Washington. 50,000 homeless vets marching down Pennsylvania Avenue. Now there's an parade I'd watch.
Military parades may not sit well with some Americans because they evoke images of Russian troops parading past the Kremlin, or obsequious Koreans in Pyongyang marching in goose-step as their dictator Kim Jong Un waves them on.
This may have more to do with the imagery routinely used by the media to portray America’s adversaries rather than born out of a true understanding of where displays of military pride and prowess take place around the globe.
Trump has made popular the fact that France holds a military parade on July 15, Bastille Day, when he referenced it as a source of inspiration for hosting something similar in Washington D.C. to mark July 4. France is, however, just one of many European, non-“third world” countries, to hold such an event.
Italy has been celebrating Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day) for over 70 years.
National Day in Luxembourg, held on June 23, is not complete without an official ceremony followed by a gun salute and a military parade.
Britain’s annual Trooping of the Colour celebration, with roots in the 17th century and now held on a Saturday every June.
The Belgians mark their National Day, July 21, with a parade by the Belgian Army and police, after a mass is held at the Cathedral of Brussels.
For nearly 100 years, on an Aug. 15 national holiday, Polish armed forces roll out their tanks and armament to honor Poland’s victory against Soviet Russia in 1920. Poland is just one of several northeastern European countries to host such an event.
Spain marks October 12 with a military parade in Madrid to not only honor Christopher Columbus, but to celebrate its Day of the Armed Forces.
Sweden, which increased military spending and re-introduced conscription in 2017, has its army march each year in honor of the king’s birthday.
Finland celebrates Independence Day on December 6 with a military parade and showcase of military equipment. Last year’s event, which marked 100 years of Finnish independence, was headlined “National defense is everybody’s business.”
Citing budgetary issues as a reason to not hold a parade is not convincing, as claims that spending tax dollars on a parade means less money for taking care of our veterans is like saying that because a family celebrates Christmas, or a child’s birthday, it cannot possibly make next month’s mortgage payment.
Jan 1970 - Jan 1972 I was lucky, did 2 carib cruises and 1 med cruise. Stationed at Lejune in N.C.
Lucky indeed. They stopped the draft about a year later.
It's unfortunate that your military experience sounds as if was a negative one for you. I'm sincere, no snark here.
I realize that being there was not your choice, but didn't you find some positive stuff in those two years?
"In some states it is considered legal. As long as there is a marriage"
I agree that marrying children is sick and perverted.
For the sake of clarity, when discussing the matter, you might want to be more specific in as much as making a case for pedophilia could be at least complicated if the 'victim' is married to the perp.
Without an effort for clarity, one could make a case that information was purposely left out.
Does that make sense?
Straights! gays! and whateveaaaaa all invited to explain this to me....please? I SAID PLEASE
Nope. It was me. I find it abhorrent that the barbaric practice of child marriage is allowed....anywhere.
Child marriage? I could have sworn you were talking about pedophilia ... but, you're the one with a steel trap memory. I'll take your word for it.
Are you being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century ?
I was born in the 50's. Television was invented a year after I was born! Passenger jets were introduces a year after that. The transistor radio a year later. [Ask your grandparents what a transistor radio is. Be prepared to see them smile and talk your ear off.] My point is that there have been a lot of technological developments in my lifetime.
When computers first became available to consumers, I was a geek and interested. But even being interested, I did not envision the things it would enable.
The Internet as we all know is a blessing and a curse. It's a treasure trove of non-political information. [Political information of course is always biased and requires study to get to the truth.]
I as reluctant to get a smartphone. I mean, what else would I want to do with my phone besides make phone calls? [Turns out, I do a lot more. But, I'm still wary of loading up some apps]
Facebook, Twitter, etc. IMO are horrible abusers of society. The original concept of keeping in touch with friends is good, but seriously, who has
158,432 friends? And so many people are so glued to their phones and tablets, conversation is a lost art!
So, yeah, I guess I'm kicking and screaming a little bit as I use Google Maps to find my way from point A to Point B.
I'm not playing this game with you, bud. I know what you said, you know what you said. Ser isn't the only one here that can manipulate the site. I did not pick that word out of the blue. And your final sentence seems, somewhat....unfinished.
Come on, man...dont show yourself to be a liar. Others saw it too.
"Others" would claim they saw a purple leprechaun if they thought it would bring some level of disgrace to me. I'm not impressed. It's a damn shame some of those 'others' have me blocked. They always had a habit of taking screen shots to 'prove' stuff in order to get people DA'd.
You already claim my association with the Tea Party has revealed something horrific about my nature. You have complained about me being an old white man - which by the way I find hilarious. And that you surmise that my wife either hates me or lives in fear of me. And now, you expect me to be concerned that you will think I am a liar if I don't confess to something I didn't do? [Oh, ow, ow!]
Carla, this is encroaching on the borders of harassment. I'm asking you nicely - one time - let this go.
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