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Bible Controversy Hits Air Force Base

Pat1859 Wrote: Mar 17, 2014 6:29 PM
The same from me too
One of the reasons that you can go into a store and find thousands of different items to choose from, is that thousands of people have had an idea on how to make something easier or better and convinced others to invest in it and thus, if it was a really good idea, has made life a little better for people who like and buy the product, and better for the people with the idea, those who finance, supply, produce and sell the product. Other countries don't have the same abilities and the results are seen in the stores. And, every huge organization was started by 1 person with an idea who was able to convince others that it was a good idea and they involved others and finally produced a product, an idea, a process or whatever and it took off and became great. If we knew the beginning stories of these huge companies, we might feel a little different. That they all are not perfect and run according to our personal rules is true, but there are good ones and bad ones, but except for our free capitalistic society there wouldn't be many at all.
If you study history, and not that long ago, millions died from diseases that most people don't know anything about, because the majority, at least of people in America, have been vaccinated against them. There are some cases with dire results, and they make the news, but the millions who don't get the diseases don't make news. In the 40's and 50's we were afraid to go many places in summer because of polio, we didn't know how it was spread and how to prevent it. Most of us knew of family members and friends who either survived and were crippled, or died. And it was especially vicious for children. When the vaccines came out we lined up for hours to get the children vaccinated first and then adults. People don't even know what it is now because nearly all babies are vaccinated. And Bill Gates is an incredibly rich man, who started in a dorm with computer parts, and also became one of the most giving of people . Most of his income goes to various charities, much to education and health in 3rd world countries an much to other causes. He can make strong cases for both sides, as he has done both.
I don't quite understand the election. Was it a closed ballot or could the Russian military see the ballots as they were marked? If it was a free ballot and no reprisals possible, is it an election reflecting the real feelings of a majority of the people there? That seems to be different from the former scenario and would call for different results. Where am I wrong in wondering why it is so bad, other than it would give Putin seeming permission to go after other countries.
To the owners of TownHall 's new sound ads that can't be turned off! I read the columns daily to keep up with political affairs, but if I have to listen to the commercials, I will probably stop reading your columns. I use the pause and fast-forward on TV because I hate the endless, stupid commercials If you think you can fore me to listen to them here, you must be closet Democrats!!!
To the owners of TownHall 's new sound ads that can't be turned off! I read the columns daily to keep up with political affairs, but if I have to listen to the commercials, I will probably stop reading your columns. I use the pause and fast-forward on TV because I hate the endless, stupid commercials If you think you can fore me to listen to them here, you must be closet Democrats!!!
Good idea, bur probably dangerous. Union bosses would probably take drastic steps if they were being treated the same way they treat those who they want to intimidate. If done in large enough groups probably would have an interesting effect. Imagine their surprise if a group of 20 people stood across the street quietly taking pictures of everyone the entered or left their residence, No laws being broken, it's done everyday in Hollywood, they are orderly and leave no trash, make no great noises or signs, just ordinary citizens taking pictures of famous, or notorious, people!
Russia, free speech? How can really put them together in the same sentence?
He was not forced on us, we invited him in, but don't ask me why because I never really have understood what he had to offer.
I've heard many times that there are no atheist in foxholes,but now I guess that they're all supposed to be in airplanes! I'll bet that if some of these cadets who are so easily offended by a person within hearing or seeing professing any sort of belief in God, if they were in a plane having trouble and possibly crashing, they wouldn't object to anyone praying for help to avert the crash! They might even whisper a prayer themselves. Much of this great aversion is an attempt to prove their own ability to control others and feed their egos.
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