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UC Silent When Prof Trashes Free Speech

Robert1495 Wrote: Nov 11, 2014 11:55 AM
A few things: I'm grateful I DON'T HAVE children! And I used to work in the public education system - I'm retired and glad I'm out of it. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes for those who disagree with conservatives to start actually making physical assaults on their supposed enemies. If I recall correctly, that's the way that both Communism and Nazism both went to to achieve their domination.
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The Death of Opera

Robert1495 Wrote: Nov 11, 2014 4:34 AM
Opera, huh? You mean that supposed drama thing where people get stabbed and instead of dying they sing for 45 minuted? Opera is the most unrealistic dramatic form ever invented, at least as it's performed these days. "It's the singing that is important, not the drama!" was the angry comment when I said something similar to one of my college music profs. And as for "Waiting for that The-Nice-Side-of-Nazis opera, Adams! It'll be a HUGE hit!", check out "The Producers - The Musical" by Mel Brooks.
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The Proper Theology Of Voting

Robert1495 Wrote: Nov 02, 2014 11:22 AM
"Do not love the world, or anything that is in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of God the Father is not in him." How much plainer can it be? Jesus' mission was to remove those of faith from the world; Jesus made the world completely irrelevant to faith. Being directly opposed to things you think of as worldly, and fighting them by doing just the opposite, is actually being controlled by the world! "Come out from among them, and be separate." "We must obey God rather than man." It can't be any more definite than that!
"Jesus can change your heat but stupid is forever"
So what doe you do with Jesus? Is Jesus truly the Son of God, who actually came to Earth as a man, died, and was actually resurrected to atone for our sins? If you don't think that is literally true, then I'd say you have misjudged the Christian religion. The death and resurrection of Christ has always been the whole basis of Christianity. If just loving someone is the basis of Christianity, then virtually any other religion on earth will do.
Gaffe Spree? Wasn't that some German blimp, dirigible, balloon, or something like that? (Actually, Graf Spee, German battleship. I'm not much good at irony....)
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USPS: Where The Customer Is Always Last

Robert1495 Wrote: Sep 22, 2014 10:26 AM
You might want to consider a credit union. Ten years ago I was with SeaFirst Bank and they started doing strange things with their deposit rules, like crediting deposits at the end of the day, but putting check withdrawals through immediately at any hour of the day. They changes so often i was getting $100-150 A MONTH in overdraft fees. I switched to Fibre Federal Credit Union and my overdrafts stopped completely. I have had ONE overdraft in ten years, and someone from the credit union called me, on their own initiatiive, to see how they could help me stop the overdrafts. Is it any wonder over 100 million Americans have gone to credit unions? I'm not employed by a credit union, just a happy user.
This guy may not have a completely analyzed, documented, and peer-reviewed plan like the U. S. Government always has (get the massive sarcasm?) BUT (getting serious!) this appears to me to be a sensible and doable way of getting at least some progress against ISIS accomplished.
I don't recall Obama causing anyone to be killed for their race!!
http://egyptianstreets.com/2014/09/03/egypts-top-islamic-authority-condemns-beheading-of-us-journalist/ It's rather sad to read such an Islamophobic rant on Doug Giels' part. There are Muslims, probably the majority of them, who are against the incursion of the radical Islamists. Look at the above referenced article. Egypt itself got out from under the domination of such a group when they overthrew Mosri and his regime. Then there are his slams against women who are protesting the sexual objectification of women, a jab at the Mormons - most of them that I know don't like the fundamentalist Mormons either, and the touch of homophobia as in "what are you, gay?" Yeah, I know this guy has very strong opinions, but this bald-faced sort of ranting is why I don't take right-wingers seriously any more. As Rev. Edward Hill said, "I don't trust either the left of the right wing because they both flap off the same bird."
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