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Re: USA added to list of persecuted Christians
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The funny thing is, America used to ban Christmas and if not for immigrants we wouldn't have these old pagan rituals back as the Christmas we know now.

Christians should be more worried about the commercialization of their religion as I'm sure Christ would hate it now as he did back then.

Posted on: 1/10 19:42
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Re: Republican Convention
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He already has a wall paid for by his donors so anything is possible.

https://secure.donaldjtrump.com/djtsvi ... all-splash-100&amount=100

Posted on: 2016/11/4 16:07
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Re: If you found the wallet this morning at Hamilton Park...
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Do I need a 'track record' to speak up against racism? I sure hope not.

Posted on: 2016/11/4 16:04
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Re: If you found the wallet this morning at Hamilton Park...
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Quote:

On_The_3rd wrote:

I never said people don't have the freedom to express their opinion back – they absolutely do – but keep in mind that fueling a fire does nothing to extinguish it.


And neither does ignoring it, especially if that fire was set for no good reason.

While I appreciate the freedom we all have to say what we feel, I would like to think that lashing out against bigotry is still by far the normal response.

Posted on: 2016/11/4 14:31
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Re: Democratic Convention
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"Oh but Trump is not a politician. That's why I'm voting for him."

No, he's not a politician. He's just the guy who brags about buying politicians.

Posted on: 2016/10/25 16:53
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Re: Democratic Convention
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It's a good thing Donna Brazile isn't running for POTUS then.

Republicans however gets behind a man who constantly lies to everyone including to himself. I'm surprised he hasn't claimed his hair's been rigged because it loses to a gentle breeze.

As fat-ass-bike already said, everyone in politics lies. We should at least vote for someone who is somewhat competent, even at lying.

Posted on: 2016/10/25 10:11
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Re: Democratic Convention
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Because it went to court and a judge?

Posted on: 2016/10/24 20:08
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Re: 10/19/2016: Presidential Debate 3 (Las Vegas)
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China wants him first for being such a good customer.

http://www.newsweek.com/how-donald-tr ... teel-workers-china-505717

And the best part:

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Another recent Trump building that has used metal from China is Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, which opened in 2009. For that project, Trump obtained loans from Deutsche Bank and three hedge funds that in turn used financing from George Soros, the business magnate who is the subject of many conservative conspiracy theories and is portrayed as a threat to the Republican Party.


Posted on: 2016/10/20 18:02
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Re: 10/19/2016: Presidential Debate 3 (Las Vegas)
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People can be angry about Obama and Hillary all they want but the question is: why did you pick an imbecile as your candidate?

At some point, conservatives have to take responsibility for their own actions, like how they always preach. Own it.

Posted on: 2016/10/20 12:01
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Re: Republican Convention
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She chose to speak out against Donald Trump for behaving like a classless clown. Good for her.

Posted on: 2016/10/19 18:54
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Re: Republican Convention
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I think that ad went over your head because you failed to realize what Trump was actually doing in that ad.

Let me spell it out for you. The ad claims the woman is a Republican who thinks Trump should be disqualified for mocking people with disabilities like that of her son.

I guess it requires some empathy to understand the ad? Some Trump supporters simply lack that human quality.

Posted on: 2016/10/19 11:15
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Re: Republican Convention
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Actually, don't we have 4 candidates? None of them are worth a damn.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 23:08
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Re: Republican Convention
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If the FBI says there is nothing there, there is nothing there. I'm sure they'll keep trying. Hillary Clinton has got to be the most investigated, the most scrutinized politician in the US and yet her opponents can't find anything. Either she is that good or her opponents are just too incompetent.

I don't like Clinton because I generally don't like political operators who are too slick for their own good. She is definitely dishonest, and maybe it's because she's a target but she is definitely an example of the larger issue of big money in politics. The problem is, both candidates are guilty of it. We had one candidate who could have done something about it, but he lost.

Posted on: 2016/10/17 10:40
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Re: Republican Convention
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Nobody is ignoring them. The press is definitely interested but the people aren't. There just isn't any sex in those emails. If they can find something there that tops 'grab them by the pussy' then Trump might just have a chance at a comeback. The email leaks are so tame that the Clinton campaign is barely responding to them. I find it funnier that the Republicans are suddenly loving Wikileaks. It wasn't that long ago when they wanted them to be branded as a terrorist group.

I find it odd that there is no hacking of Trump campaign emails. Are they not as interesting or has Wikileaks turned partisan? I would bet there is a ton of dirt to be found there.

Posted on: 2016/10/17 10:27
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Re: Republican Convention
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I wish I could make that up. Trump supporters are just that stupid.

Posted on: 2016/10/17 9:58
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Re: Democratic Convention
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As long as the banks can give out large checks, nobody will go full Warren in an election year. It's a shame because out of all them, Warren and like-minded members of Congress actually accomplished something this year by going after Wells Fargo, forcing the CEO out with as little compensation as possible. There should be more Warrens out there but we know who's buttering the bread on both sides.

Posted on: 2016/10/16 13:10
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Re: Republican Convention
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Quote:

TheBigGuy wrote:
No, the funny part is your stupid comments like this democrat/republican viewpoint and then trying to attribute it to Trump voters.

If anything is true, it is HRC escaping justice because of her last name and her democrat affiliation.

The HRC campaign is desperate for a large voter mandate... I think the polling numbers in key states do not look good for her and that is why we are in the middle of this media frenzy with half baked law suits that will all disappear after the election if Clinton wins.


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What's funny is that some Trump supporters shrug off his despicable taped comments because apparently, in their view, he said them while he was a Democrat. Now that he's a 'Republican', they will never stop supporting him.

If Trump is indeed working for Clinton, Hillary is not paying him nearly enough. He's about to drown a shit-ton of lemmings.


I think I hit a nerve. I did say 'some' but if the shoe fits. All you have to do is check out the people at Trump rallies to prove my point. It's all out there, no conspiracy theories necessary.

This election is virtually over and Hillary didn't even have to lift a finger. Trump is all you need to blame for the Republican death spiral.

Posted on: 2016/10/16 13:00
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Re: Republican Convention
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What's funny is that some Trump supporters shrug off his despicable taped comments because apparently, in their view, he said them while he was a Democrat. Now that he's a 'Republican', they will never stop supporting him.

If Trump is indeed working for Clinton, Hillary is not paying him nearly enough. He's about to drown a shit-ton of lemmings.

Posted on: 2016/10/16 8:59
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Re: Republican Convention
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If you are all tired of all the sex talk by now, lets switch gears to something a little closer to home.

Donald Trump may have lied about donating to 9/11 Charities.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/polit ... arities-article-1.2829908

Couple that with: Donald Trump lied about claiming $150,000 in 9/11 money to "help people in need"

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/polit ... -people-article-1.2786879

Posted on: 2016/10/15 0:12
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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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Quote:

Yvonne wrote:

I am stating what happen and what the report that was done by an outside firm on the sexual abuse of minors. The majority, close to 90% (forget the exact figure) were male victims. In order to stop the sexual abuse of minors then the Catholic Church must stop allowing gay men in the church. According to many on this blog, people are born with their sexual orientation so it was gay men not straight men attacking the youth. People here want to attack the Church but they also want to dismiss who attacked the victims.


Even if what you say is true, 90% is not 100%. You may have 90% Sanduskys in the priesthood but you also have 10% Donald Trumps in there. What do you propose to do about that? The female victims sometimes carry the double whammy effect of not only getting abused but also sometimes having to give birth to the children of their rapists. Do we just ignore that statistic?

You keep deflecting as if somehow sexual orientation is the crux of the problem when really it is the shoddy policing of the Church that ignores and even blames victims, and simply hides and moves the perps from the spotlight.

Posted on: 2016/10/14 13:45
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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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Right. So, your case proves what? That Catholics have a long and persistent problem with their priesthood and probably need to exercise some humility on how they view other religions? I think many Catholics already know that.

Or are you trying to say that your case of a priest sodomizing boys somehow invalidate the many cases of priests sexually abusing girls, and in some cases impregnating them? Are you trying to say these priests are somehow 'gay'? You are going to have a tough time selling that one.

Posted on: 2016/10/14 12:52
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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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This may be true but unlike a robber caught by the police, a pedo priest doesn't get sent to jail, the Church simply sends them somewhere else.

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/pries ... of-teen-pregnancy-center/

Posted on: 2016/10/14 12:41
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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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Which make perfect sense since one of the victims is female.

Posted on: 2016/10/13 20:30
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Re: 10/09/2016: Presidential Debate 2 (St. Louis)
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While I think it is admirable that some evangelicals have spoken out against Donald Trump's words, that doesn't deny the support he's been getting and not just from evangelicals, and that's what I mean by the Religious Right.

However, we are starting to see a 'come to Jesus' moment for some where they may still not vote for Clinton, they would not vote for Trump either. There is now a 3rd party candidate taking away votes from Trump in Utah polls. Who knows how far trend will spread. Personally, I think it's too late for another 3rd party candidate but it's still bad news for Trump.

https://www.barna.com/research/the-fai ... p-and-clinton-supporters/



Posted on: 2016/10/13 11:55
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Re: 10/09/2016: Presidential Debate 2 (St. Louis)
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135jc wrote:

Try answering what's worse. Verbally attacking and degrading a women accuser or bragging that a women lets you touch her.


You mean like calling Paula Jones a loser?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O50NvGrOx2k

Or calling them 'unnatractive'

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles ... f-unattractive-women.html

So what you are really asking is what's worse, Donald Trump or Donald Trump? All I can say to that is , yeah.

We haven't even started hearing about his response to his own accusers yet. It's only a matter of time and it is going to be ugly.

If the Religious Right have started running out of redemption stories for Trump and have begun turning their backs on him then it is all over. Even they can now see that woman is better off being President than a total sleaze bag.

Posted on: 2016/10/13 9:53
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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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Well if you really think it isn't needed then it isn't needed. Isn't it more important to know that the crime was reported? If Christmas is that important then it shouldn't matter if it is in a calendar or not. It would be best to celebrate its true meaning than having to worry about its place on a calendar.

Posted on: 2016/10/7 22:35
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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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I'll give you Easter but do you really need a calendar to know it's Christmas?

Posted on: 2016/10/6 21:29
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Except that your family knew learning english was part of the deal. That we had set holidays, a national language, a specific culture - and that adaptation to that was expected. That isn't really true anymore. Maybe your family would have adapted anyway, but maybe not. Regardless, other families that didn't want to adapt didn't move here. Now, they are perfectly happy moving here - after all, they can get public housing, food stamps, social security, etc.


No, there was no set 'deal' that we learn English but we did so because we wanted to. It is one of the beauties of a country that allows you the freedom to express yourself. However, I do know people who can barely speak the language but live productive lives here. They pay taxes, don't depend on government hand-outs, and smile at you when you pay for your food.

Posted on: 2016/10/6 11:27
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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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I think this is an exaggeration. There will always be people resisting and there are always people who are more that ready and willing to embrace the melting pot idea. You think the reason we are talking to each other in English today is because of nativists? No my friend, it is because immigrants like myself believe in America and we were welcomed by it despite my funny sounding language. I grew up here, went to school here, and work here with people who went through the same thing although not all the same experiences and with different degrees of assimilation. If you are claiming that America is over then I claim we are just getting started.

Posted on: 2016/10/3 16:10
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Re: Disrespecting "other" religions
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That's just bizarre. You think a melting pot is something that happens overnight? There is always resistance and it is a slow process. What you see as 'taking over' is nothing new. Even your criticism of that is nothing new. There will always be a struggle, there will always be some attempt of cultures one-upping for dominance but eventually we became America and no, we didn't all end up speaking Italian although some would probably think that's a shame.

Posted on: 2016/10/3 15:37
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