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In 2012, Romney was better than more Obama, but that is not saying much. As Reagan said, we need stark differences drawn between conservatives and liberals for the voters, not wishy-washy technical differences. Reagan was right then, and with $18 trillion in debt, there are 18 trillion reasons he is even more right now.
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Islam Gets Special Treatment

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 13, 2015 12:30 PM
It is real simple Dennis, if Christians started operating like Muslims, then most of Hollywood and nearly all news outlets would be laid waste. Give deference to "The Prophet" and "Allah" or be a target. I am tired of the politically correct nonsense about so-called 'moderate Muslims." This is a designation without any real difference as your example of Malaysian suppression of free speech points out. But, essentially a simple of example will suffice. If you put an Islamic terrorist/jihadist in a room and tell him that if he presses a big red button on the table that all Jews and Americans will cease to exist, he'll bang the button through the table top. If you put a so-called Moderate in the room, he will politely ask if it is true, make a phone call, and leave the room. Ten minutes later the Moderate's cousin runs into the room slam down on the button. Until the so-called silent Muslim moderate majority takes over and rids the world of their Islamist cousins, I will conclude that blood is thicker than water and talk is cheap.
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The West Wakes Up -- Maybe

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 13, 2015 12:06 PM
My prediction is that Europe will be at war within 20 years. I don't see the Germans putting up with losing their culture to a Europe that will have significant Muslim majorities in many countries by 2050. The question is, whose side will we be on. If we have more Obamas in the White House, it may very well be the Muslims or an official neutral stance. The Jihadists, and even if that represents only 1% of Muslims, that is 15 million people, will force the issue.
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Fuzzy Math in Unemployment Statistics

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 13, 2015 11:59 AM
The "unemployment rate" only include those who actually intend to be part of the work force. You have to look at the workforce participation rate to get a true understanding of the utter failure of the so-called economy. I always get a chortle when I hear politicians talk about the number of "jobs created" like they really had much to do with that. They spout off about "200,000 or 250,000 jobs create in the last month." Usually, they leave out the 300,000 weekly first claims for unemployment benefits, the 10,000's who have stopped looking, that most of the "created jobs" are part-time without benies, or that even 200,000 full-time jobs don't keep up with population increases. The unemployment rate figure is a today a complete fiction and a meaningless number.
The average Jew or Christian understand that parts of the Bible are to be confined to the lack of technological advancement and brutal everyday basic survival of the average person when the scripture was written. For example, nobody, except maybe some extremely insignificant group of people, are arguing for a return to Mosaic law which was enforced in the colonial America over 200 years ago. The problem with Islam is that not enough Muslims will admit this basic understanding. It would not be hard for Obama to state that the expectation that he has for Christians to be tolerant of things like gay marriage, is the same expectation of Muslims to be tolerant of other faiths and ways. He avoids this like the plague, and instead takes a defensive tack that the Jihadists don't represent "the faith of Islam" or "is not true Islam." The Quran, like the Bible, says what it says, and one would hope most people understand that not all of it is literally applicable to today. The fact that he cannot state this simple proposition about Islam, but that he did state about Christianity in his 2004 interview on his faith, leads me to the conclusion that he thinks the Jihadists have a point. In other words, he disagrees with the methods, but not the cause or the goal. Thus, he will not march in solidarity with the rest of Europe, and he will not identify Islamic Jihad for what it is, a brutal and intolerant understanding of the life in this world on par with the Middle Ages.
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New Year's Irresolution

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 13, 2015 10:52 AM
Read the transcript of Obama's 2004 interview in Chicago on his faith. There are two eye-popping comments. First, he says that Jesus was just wrong the claim that he was the way, the truth, and the life, through him one comes to the father (God). Not only does his comments clearly place him outside of standard Christian thinking, his ego is beyond all understanding. But, it gets better when he talks about sin. He defines sin as when he falls outside of "my values", not God's, his values. The standard Christian understanding of sin is that it is derived from the Greek term hamartia, or to miss the mark. Thinking of a bull's eye as God's values, we sin by hitting outside of the bull's eye. He has the right idea about missing the mark, but he put's himself in the place of God as the bull's eye. Finally, in the interview he often states there are many paths to God. This is likely the politician in him, but when he speaks about Mohammed, he doesn't refer to him only by name like the average Christian. He always says "the Profit" and says it with the appropriate amount of reverence, as if he were Muslim. Ultimately, I don't think he sympathizes with the methods, but he does sympathize with the causes of Islamic terrorism and that is bad enough. As for his faith, I don't think that there is enough room in his ego for God, since he already is one in his own mind. His narcissism and self-love is breath taking.
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New Year's Irresolution

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 13, 2015 10:36 AM
I had a similar thought. However, while the statement was rather broad, I think the good Dr. was trying to make a European comparison, but failed to make that clear.
The guy who made the video that they blamed Benghazi on is still in prison on his probation violation of non-reporting which normally would mean just some local jail time and out he would go. Nobody should hold their breath about this administration's affection or fidelity to the Constitution. Their oaths were a lie like "you can keep your insurance or your doctor."
One has to admit that the administration is consistent. Obama called Afghanistan the good war, and Iraq the bad war. He left Iraq with no status of forces agreement and only stayed in Afghanistan long enough to find out Bin Laden was in Pakistan and kill him. It has been retreat from there. He has doggedly pursued a policy of going after Al Queda only as a criminal organization, not Islamic Jihad. Domestically, he just wants to have trials and internationally drone Al Queda leadership, that is it. Otherwise, there was no War on Terrorism, especially not Islamic Jihad, regardless of any facts to the contrary that the Jihadists think otherwise. So, no need to march about something he (the all-knowing POTUS) doesn't recognizes exists. Let's face it, Obama is a Muslim or at least blends his exposure to Islam while in Indonesia with Christianity. If one reads the interview he gave in Chicago in 2004 on faith, he is no Christian. Obama said Jesus was wrong to state that he was the way, the life, and the truth and through him one comes to God. His only disagreement with the Islamists is as to methods, not the result of world domination of Islam. Just listen to how he speaks of "the Profit" with reverence and how he doubts the words of Jesus. It is really rather obvious.
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Are Christians and Muslims the Same?

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 12, 2015 1:31 PM
Christianity 101 is that faith in Jesus and to his teachings will lead one to a life in grace. A life in grace is signified by bearing the fruits of the spirit. These are love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control, forbearance, and patience. If everyone freely pursued a life in grace and at least exhibited the fruits of the spirit on a reasonably regular basis, we would live in as nearly a perfect world as humans can get. The key word there is "freely". Islam means submission, whether this is done "freely", by taxation (the jizya) or the sword, it makes no difference to Mohammed. While Christianity, as a state sponsored religion looked a lot like Islam in this regard, this was not Jesus' intention. Jesus specifically condemns his Apostle for using the sword and healed the injured soldier. Mohammed, on the other hand, specifically weds the church and state and has no problem with violence for specific ends. The author is correct, Islam is a secularized amalgamation of Judaism and Christianity for purposes of control and submission.
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Media Cowards and the Cartoon Jihad

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 09, 2015 12:31 PM
At some point a choice will have to be made. Either Muslims are going to deal with the alleged "radicals" or they have to be considered enablers. I am not confident that so-called moderates and "authentic" Muslims have any real interest in dealing with the so-called radicals. No more interest than they have in assimilating into Western culture, getting rid of regulations and taxes to drive other faiths out of existence in their countries, or really tolerating the rest of us in general. Prove you want peace by actions or don't be surprised when I shoot back and not worry who gets hurt,.
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