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Kurdistan and Iraq

Authored by roundtable on Fri, Jun 20 2014 - 09:58 PM

  With the onslaught of ISIS it seems that the Kurds are doing more than anyone else in Iraq to be helpful. They are protecting around half a million refugees (apparently both Sunnis and Shi'ites) and are not backing down when ISIS attacks. Perhaps it is the Kurds that should be receiving the most help from the US. Of course this would make ...

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Gun Rampage Crisis

Authored by roundtable on Sun, May 25 2014 - 09:29 AM

  Not many people (as a percentage) want to give up the "right to bear arms" in the USA, and many of those who are willing are reluctant. However the list of emotionally unstable people who are willing to murder strangers just keeps on growing. And if you denied gun ownership to people who are considered emotionally unstable it would take ...

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Response Times

Authored by roundtable on Fri, May 02 2014 - 07:24 AM

  Response times for school shootings and similar tragedies has I think improved somewhat during the last year, and I applaud the police and ambulance services.   In other areas however, things are not so good, and I'm looking also at the global landscape.   When the Tea Party first began in the USA they seemed to hold so much ...

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The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Authored by roundtable on Sat, Dec 07 2013 - 10:52 AM

  Shortly after Mandela died, Archbishop Desmond Tutu responded to the people who thought that South Africa would "go up in flames"  because Mandela wasn't around anymore. Tutu said that would be denying the legacy of Nelson Mandela.   If people remember the lessons that Mandela taught in his speeches then the positive principles ...

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Typhoon in Philippines

Authored by praizeop2 on Sat, Nov 09 2013 - 02:51 PM

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If you would like to help support ministry in the Philippines financially, send your donation to Praize and we will forward it to Pastor Alex Montanano who has a church there that Praize supports as best we can.  Whatever you give in the next two weeks, we will send directly to him. Blessings ~ Sarah     By Lizzie ...

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Understanding Syria

Authored by roundtable on Fri, Sep 06 2013 - 06:40 PM

  There is one thing I can't understand.   The Syrian government is apparently agreeing with the implication that the rebels were the ones who fired the chemical weapons and killed 1400+ people recently. Well if that is the case then the choice of the Syrian government should be clear!   Destroy their stockpile of chemical ...

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Congratulations Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis

Authored by roundtable on Wed, Mar 13 2013 - 11:50 PM

  Congratulations to the new Pope. I hope his previous work in helping and caring about the poor can also be manifest in his papacy. I realize that the kind of compassion that he is known for does not always filter down to all the priests in the field, however as long as he is pope, Catholics can remind their priests about the Vatican's ...

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The Gun Debate

Authored by roundtable on Sat, Feb 09 2013 - 05:56 PM

  All the complex processes of a computer are basically commands comprised of zeros and ones. And before the gun issue in the US becomes a shouting match and a standoff that leads to a catch 22 situation, there are perhaps a few basic things that should be considered:     1)You can't get rid of guns completely, the USA is to a ...

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Authored by m7th on Sun, Jan 01 2012 - 07:02 AM

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Well 2012--is here and it arrived with a standof with the local sheriff and local neighbors because they felt had a right to be generally stupid. One local shoot a rifle into the air and it came to earth he didn't care. However failing to notice that what goes up must come down failed to note the direction that he shot in. It was on a direct ...

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Let This Mind be in You

Authored by m7th on Fri, Sep 09 2011 - 05:07 AM

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  9/09 I was listening to the last few minutes of the President's speech and then watching the camera as it fanned out them. The facial attitudes was very disconcerting Almost hostile. I thought through some of the conversations I had, had with local Pastors and slowly became very burdened as I remembered some of their attitudes. ...

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Governor Perry's rally for prayer and fasting

Authored by roundtable on Sat, Aug 13 2011 - 12:05 AM

  May God bless Governor Rick Perry. The rally for a day of fasting and prayer (in Reliant Stadium) Houston took some courage to call. There were many who openly displayed their contempt for the meeting on Houston streets. However it is God, not man who determines the borders of countries and their future opportunities. This meeting has ...

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Christians are to be Watchmen in the End Times

Authored by Templestream on Mon, Jul 11 2011 - 10:01 AM

This is a blogpost I believe is important for all Christians to read today. Many Christians believe it is more spiritual to be ignorant of currect events and just get togather and worship God in church. While worship, fellowship and study are important, so is awareness today. Jesus Himself fecommended we all have the attitude of a watchman. Read ...

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Does Israel matter?

Authored by jeanne53 on Tue, May 24 2011 - 09:39 AM

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 Are you keeping up with the status of Israel in world affairs?  I believe it is critical that those who support Israel's right to exist stand with them and speak up when they are threatened verbally or physically, as has been happening more frequently.  Glenn Beck is one strong voice who is standing with them and reporting on ...

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Rising Water and Sen. Mike Lee

Authored by Asia on Thu, May 12 2011 - 11:11 AM

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Watching the rivers rise Residents of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee try to cope with flooding along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.   Meanwhile back on dry ground... Freshman Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) recently tallied a few more items on his growing list of government programs that he finds unconstitutional, ...

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Obama Nothing But A Poser

Authored by fmeekins on Sun, Feb 08 2009 - 06:13 AM

According to a Washington Times story titled "Obama Now In Combat Mode", the President is headed to a posh Williamsburg resort where he and the politburo will wallow in luxury ringing their hands about the deteriorating economy.It is estimated that the trip will cost at least $80,000 with this tabulation arrived at by factoring in the ...

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Nation Tottering Close To Political Idolatry

Authored by fmeekins on Wed, Jan 21 2009 - 02:52 PM

It is understandable that most would take an interest in the peaceful transitions of power that take place in the United States between one administration to the next as it is a skill less civilized countries have failed to master; however, what is taking place right now in relation to Barack Obama is downright frightening and almost idolatrous ...

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Have Yourself A Theistic (Not Atheistic) Little Christmas

Authored by fmeekins on Tue, Dec 23 2008 - 03:36 PM

From at least 1994 when I remember writing my first column on the subject, despisers of the Almighty and liberals of the most spineless of stripes have conspired to undermine Christmas as a national celebration in the attempt to downplay and ultimately eliminate public recognition of God in general and His only begotten Son Jesus Christ in ...

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Thanksgiving Turkeys Not The Only Ones In America

Authored by fmeekins on Tue, Dec 09 2008 - 03:36 PM

Each Thanksgiving, the President pardons a turkey --- an actual barnyard fowl and not a member of Congress.  For the most part, the custom is itself harmless and mildly cute; however, should taxpaying citizens learn what is done with the turkey, they will likely end up with a case of indigestion.According to a Fox News account, after the White ...

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Character, Knowledge & Independent Thought Denounced As Bourgeoisie

Authored by fmeekins on Thu, Nov 06 2008 - 02:49 PM

Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying that the philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.  If the proposals of one pedagogical theorist are implemented, students will in all likelihood never know anything about the figure believed to have uttered such an astute observation.According to a Daily ...

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What Part Of "Shall Not Be Infringed" Don't You Understand, Senator?

Authored by fmeekins on Thu, Oct 09 2008 - 02:48 PM

In her brief time in the national spotlight, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, if nothing else, has rejuvenated the debate in this country regarding certain fundamental values.  Interestingly, not all of this stems directly from the candidate's spoken statements but rather from a number of comments made about her by her ...

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Into The Heart Of Darkness, Part 1

Authored by fmeekins on Wed, Sep 24 2008 - 04:07 PM

Senator Barack Obama has captured the world's attention unlike almost any other political figure of the era in which we live.  However, despite all the theatrics surrounding the candidate and the almost messianic adoration displayed on the part of his followers, very few can possibly tell you what he actually believes other than in "change ...

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World's Gutter Governments To Sit In Judgment Over U.S. Human Rights Record

Authored by fmeekins on Mon, Sep 08 2008 - 02:42 PM

No one is perfect.  As such, at times correction and admonition may need to be promulgated to set the ethically concerned back on the right path.  When issued by those adhering to the high standards to which they profess, such criticism can be looked upon as a helpful corrective to assist equals in living up to their potential.  However, when ...

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National Zoo Exhibits Ethnic Favortism

Authored by fmeekins on Tue, Aug 26 2008 - 02:58 PM

On September 21, 2008, the National Zoo will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.Dedicated to the preservation of animals, is it really the place of zoological institutions to be fostering politically correct racial posturing?Since this public institution apparently has enough financial resources at its disposal that it can expand the scope of ...

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China Agitates To Undermine American Liberties

Authored by fmeekins on Mon, Aug 18 2008 - 07:33 PM

It's bad enough that those living under the heal of tyranny have their God-given rights suppressed,  but one expects to hear of this transpiring in less-developed countries that have never really known freedom to begin with.  However, things have really gotten out of hand when those living in the United States have to fear for their livelihoods ...

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Doctor Who Tackles Transgenic Menace

Authored by fmeekins on Mon, Aug 11 2008 - 03:02 PM

As culture passes through various stages of technological development, the science fiction of a particular point in history often reflects the concerns regarding the horrors discerning intellects at the time feared could possibly be inflicted upon the earth should what is then considered new knowledge get out of hand.  For example, throughout ...

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