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How Far Away Can Skynet Be?

oldtexgal Wrote: Sep 14, 2014 12:05 PM
AMEN! Remember when our progressive President illustrated remarkable ignorance, when he decried the advent of ATM's, eliminating teller jobs? Not to mention the "fairness" of high capital gains and corporate taxes! Ridiculous! There is also plenty of blame to be heaped on public education. Kid graduate high school, semi-literate, and unable to balance a checkbook, read the simplest consumer contract, ignorant of history and how government works.... still, they are encouraged to go to colleges to pursue largely unmarketable liberal arts degrees, burdened for a lifetime with easily obtainable government student loans. There is no sign of practical trade education. I remember when there were SHOP classes! We have generations of people who have no practical skills, and stupid government policies continue to eliminate entry level jobs, apprenticeships, and internships. We're in big trouble!
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O Audit, Where Art Thou?

oldtexgal Wrote: Sep 13, 2014 11:05 PM
AMEN! I never heard BOO after the scandal concerning the civilian employees of the Defense Department, abusing government credit cards for travel, spas, and even cosmetic nips, tucks, and augmentations for girl friends, of course, at tax payer expense. Big news for a couple of days, but never a word of followup. Betcha they still have no limit credit cards, zero oversight, and many of the abusers have retired at full pension.
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Is the Islamic State Really Un-Islamic?

oldtexgal Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 11:05 AM
The guy has no "intellectual obligation" to offer evidence.... or moral obligation to tell the truth. He's all about political calculation and expediency, all day, every day.
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Is the Islamic State Really Un-Islamic?

oldtexgal Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 10:45 AM
Sounds good, but they are woefully outnumbered and out gunned. The Christian communities in the middle east are mere fractions of what they once were. They've been persecuted, murdered, and driven out, by the dominant Islamic population and rulers. They would not be able retain power very long, even if it were handed to them.
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Is the Islamic State Really Un-Islamic?

oldtexgal Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 9:41 AM
Excellent point regarding the Church of Global Warming/Climate Change. Burning food for fuel.... policy based on bogus "science"... yet the mandates and subsidies continue. MUCH to the detriment of the third world.
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Is the Islamic State Really Un-Islamic?

oldtexgal Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 9:37 AM
Look, American Christians have that detestable group, Westboro Baptist Church, which protests homosexuality by targeting the funerals of fallen soldiers. There's been plenty of revulsion expressed, and restrictions placed on their protests. That's good. The good American citizens who speak out against them, do not fear being slaughtered by a "Westboro hit squad". I'd like to see more open push back from the Muslim community. Heck, I'd like to see more outrage about and defense of Christians being persecuted world wide. It takes plenty of courage to risk your life by speaking out. I don't now where Obama is on this. In the eyes of the "non-Islamic" zealots, he's an apostate. They would separate his head from his shoulders in a heartbeat. Also hard to know how much real disapproval of ISIS there is in the Muslim world. Keep having "flashbacks" of the celebrations after 9/11 in muslim communities worldwide... just sayin'.
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The Third Rail of Domestic Violence

oldtexgal Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 8:55 AM
Thank you! While clearly understanding that all situations are different, I absolutely agree that walking away from abusive situations is by far the best strategy. Whether it's employment or personal, leaving is NOT the end of the world. Tough? yes, but there is help available. There are, no doubt, some who embrace "victimhood", who use it to control and manipulate others, but that requires those who are being controlled to walk away.
Include in that group of people who voted for Obama, the Republicans who didn't vote for Romney, because he wasn't "conservative enough". Their snit helped give Obama another 4 years!
Optics is his game. There will be only superficial push back, yet another pretense of doing something. Who knows. He may simply be lying, again.
Couldn't believe my ears!!!!! ISIL is not Islamic?!?!? REALLY? What an embarrassment! This President has ZERO credibility! Meaningless "red lines". You can keep your insurance. "Shovel ready jobs". "Workplace violence" in Ft. Hood. Video excuse in Benghazi. Russian "re-set". Abandonment of Crimea and Ukraine. Meanwhile KSM is still breathing in Guantanamo. Obama unilaterally trades 5 Taliban "generals" for a deserter. He puffs up and says he will ACT, then tells his enemies what he will not do, and when he will retreat! Have always believed that this nation is greater than any one President, but not so sure about this one. God help us! God help those who are elected and tasked with cleaning up and repairing the damage he has caused, both internationally and domestically.
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