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re: Christian Leaders Threaten Civil Disobedience - Clete Purcel
[quote]over the next several generations christianity will move closer and closer to acceptance of homosexuality.[/quote] I would think that Christians that view the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God would have trouble ever accepting behavior that is clearly deemed 'sinful,' but most Christian...
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re: Pouting Barry tells Bibi the US to "reassess" relationship with Israel - Clete Purcel
That is what I don't understand, AM. How can you make peace with people who deny the right of Israel's statehood and have aligned themselves with Hamas, a group whose stated goal is the destruction of the State of Israel. How can you ever get to any common ground for negotiating peace when the p...
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re: Why does Israel allow Muslims to control Dome of the Rock - Clete Purcel
Interesting. I think this verse and surrounding passages are what some refer to as Joel's Army and what a movement called NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) hangs their hat on. If I'm not mistaken, they believe that they have been called to partner with Christ to "make all things new," essentially cr...
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re: Ernst family collects $400k+(over time) in farm welfare--changed for LSURussian - Clete Purcel
You are correct. I grew up on a rice farm and farmed for 5 years. I'm not sure if this program still exists, but about 10 -12 years ago, there was a government program called Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP). Each Tuesday the new LDP rate would be posted which would be $X per barrel of rice paid to ...
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re: NBC Chuck Todd critical of Obama in book just released - Clete Purcel
I think it is very cowardly how Chuck Todd, Leon Panetta and Robert Gates, to name a few, all come out with critical books AFTER it is too late to do anything about it. Why didn't they confront the President? Why didn't they (Panetta & Gates) resign and report on the dysfunction that most everyone...
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re: Another open enrollment thread - Clete Purcel
We just got the open enrollment package at the Company I work for. We saw a 12% across the board increase, but all deductibles and coverage remained the same. I have Employee & Family coverage and last night the wife and I sharpened our pencils and decided to move from the PPO plan to the High D...
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re: Louisianaians....PLEASE don't frick this up!!! - Clete Purcel
I just did my part....
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re: Mary Landrieu plays the race and sex cards - Clete Purcel
Good grief, Senator. [quote]Landrieu said that while the ideological environment of the country may have changed, her philosophy has not. “[b]Right now the country is very polarized[/b] and it's because we've got FOX on one side and MSNBC on the other and people just fighting for the center,” ...
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re: Assume The GOP Controls The Congress... - Clete Purcel
You know, this is a great question. Republicans are portrayed as being "the Party of NO." Why don't they get together and prioritize a list of action items? Rather than criticize things, offer solutions and a roadmap to get America back on track. I know it wasn't perfect, but I liked the [link...
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re: Is it time? - Clete Purcel
According to: [link=(http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/10/23/soldier-shot-at-war-memorial-near-canadian-parliament/)]LINK[/link] [quote]Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper described the perpetrator of a "brutal and violent" attack on the Parliament complex in Ottawa that left a soldier dead We...
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re: Rant nostalgia thread - what do you remember from your early days as a Tiger fan - Clete Purcel
I remember my first LSU game in Tiger Stadium, walking through the portal and looking down at the field all lit up and seeing how immense the stadium was and the crowd was rocking. I was in awe and just stood there for a while, soaking it all in. I've been hooked ever since. On that same night ...
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re: Obama's presidency: by the numbers (Gallup) - Clete Purcel
This polling is why Democrat Senators up for re-election like Mary Landrieu are avoiding President Obama like the plague. We'll have to wait and see in November if the discontent with him carries over to other Democrats. I'm not optimistic about the Republicans being able to energize voters and ca...
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re: Landrieu: Unelect Me If You Don't Like Obamacare - Clete Purcel
I'll be doing my part to unelect her....
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re: ISIS slaughter 250 Syrian soldiers (Graphic Video) - Clete Purcel
[quote]It seems complicated to me.[/quote] Seems complicated to me too. Like herding cats. Haven't we tried some of this already? Do we really have the stomach (and resources) to maintain a presence over there, working toward what seems like an unattainable goal? I don't want to seem like a...
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re: ISIS slaughter 250 Syrian soldiers (Graphic Video) - Clete Purcel
[quote]Did you listen to Choudray on Hannity the other night? He lays out the 'sins' of the US pretty well; all manner of murderous enterprise against Islam, backing tyrants who kept Islam down.[/quote] I didn't get a chance to listen to him. [quote]Because the 'radicals' would wave both The...
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re: ISIS slaughter 250 Syrian soldiers (Graphic Video) - Clete Purcel
[quote]when people criticize those who formerly supported Bush who now don't, they don't understand that most of those people have become war weary and now fully understand that [b]we can't do shite to fix the middle east[/b].[/quote] Agreed! I'm war weary and after seeing the results of us bein...
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re: ISIS slaughter 250 Syrian soldiers (Graphic Video) - Clete Purcel
[quote]My heart agrees with you. The problem is: An absense of some sort of effective nation-state is how these savages become so powerful in the first place. There is nobody to oppose them. That's why we nation build in the first place (or at least try). The UN is a joke. The U.S. used to be th...
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re: How bad does it get after the election. - Clete Purcel
Agreed. And if what President Obama says is right and he's able to replace two retiring Supreme Court Justices (Ginsberg & Breyer?) before his term ends, we'll continue to feel the effects of his presidency long after he's out of office. ...
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re: Robert Reich delivers lecture on greed while earning $240K for one class - Clete Purcel
[quote]"The moral crisis of our age has nothing to do with gay marriage or abortion; it’s insider trading, obscene CEO pay, wage theft from ordinary workers, Wall Street’s continued gambling addiction, corporate payoffs to friendly politicians, and the billionaire takeover of our democracy,"[/quote]...
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re: Robert Reich delivers lecture on greed while earning $240K for one class - Clete Purcel
No offense taken, Strophie. I was talking about Robert Reich's political leanings. I don't presume to know your political leanings. I've just not seen wealth redistribution championed by conservatives. I favor a smaller government. I don't think forcibly taking from someone and giving to anot...
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