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DoranZeigler writes, "What Americans must learn is that the system can only accommodate a fixed number of people at any given time." I disagree with this totally. The world could not have grown in population to 7 billion if there was a fixed number that the "system" could accommodate. There are two main inputs to an economy. Creativity and Energy. I agree that the CEO's who come into a company and improve the bottom line by simply firing people are not worth the money they are paid. I agree that the focus on the value of stock increasing year after year is a wrong focus. On the other hand, it is normally large companies that want to write extensive regulations that stop competitors from springing up and offering better products and services at a lower cost. There is a good reason why most on this page are looking at small business, because it is small businesses that open up opportunities to become big businesses. Governments are at their worst when protecting or rewarding specific companies.
Have you read the "City of God" by Augustine? He replies in exhaustive detail to that charge. It was not Christianity that led to the fall of Rome. It was the internal weakness and corruption of the state. Have you read Gibbon's decline and fall?
Because it is evidence that Judges rule based on their feelings and not on law. It is horrible that the will of the people in so many states is being overturned on the basis of prejudice and bias rather than than any real legal argument. We grieve for the loss of our freedoms and the loss of our society. If a real majority wants to enact this as law - LET THEM VOTE! Judges have NO business in this matter.
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A Dog Whistle to the Left

Think Freely Wrote: May 15, 2014 9:15 AM
High property values mean high property taxes. Governments have a built in incentive to encourage property values as high as possible.
I need to point out that I am joking about my agreement to jail people. But if one type of science denial deserves jail so does another.
I would agree with the good professor. We should jail all people who deny AGW and who deny that Nuclear power is the real answer to it. The majority of Scientists agree that Nuclear power is safe and abundant. Deniers who claim falsely that any level of radiation is harmful should be jailed. Nuclear power is a million times more energy dense than any other source of energy. It is clean enough to run in sealed subs and abundant enough that it can last the lifetime of the earth. Breeder reactors can take care of the "waste" by burning it as fuel. You can make gasoline and diesel fuel using high temps, water and coal. We could heat cities with the extra heat left over after making electricity. We can have abundant energy and very little CO2.
Actually no scientist ever thought the world was flat. From the time of the early Greeks it was known that the world is round and the aprox size of the world. The whole "flat earth" thing was concocted by enemies of Christianity as a straw man to beat them with. CS Lewis covers this briefly in Mere Christianity.
Pornography degrades the person by making them have false expectations about the nature of physical pleasure and the nature of relationships between men and women. It breeds conflict, isolation, and wastes huge amounts of time. It is addictive and makes huge amounts of money for those who want to sell it. It is sad that this area of destruction in people's lives should be considered "free speech." Since there is no government agency willing to enforce the law and actually restrict obscene material. In fact, some who post on Town Hall consider rape scenes to be just fine as entertainment. Christians who follow Christ will be empowered by His Spirit of purity. The command not to look at a woman to lust after her (Matthew 5) is impossible without the help of Jesus. But, with Jesus' help this is very possible. God can enable us to do what seems strange and odd to the rest of the world. In my life, I was addicted to porn and I was a nominal - in name only - christian. But with both mercy and power Jesus delivered me. Romans 7 and 8. Will the government perform it's duty? I doubt now that it will. But in the Judgement at the end Jesus will assess each person's responsibility and what they did with that. He will give perfect justice to all.
The true solution to increasing CO2 levels is Nuclear Power. This is also the solution to the high price of energy. Around the world the growing population wants energy. Fossil fuels will only increase in price if Nuclear power is not used. Any enviornmentalist who wants to use Wind and Solar to reduce CO2 is actually selling Coal and Natural Gas.
The real test of the sincerity of a person who believes CO2 will warm the earth catastrophically is the type of solutions they propose. Nuclear power is clean, abundant and currently produces electricity cheaper than coal at an average in the USA of 2.4 cents / kwh. It is only expensive to build because of insanely high regulations that slow for years the approval of any new reactor, even those with identical designs on already approved sites. Check out James Hansen's testimony before congress. http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2014/20140417_MenendezQuestionsToHansen.pdf
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