jesbion

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  1. Are you saying that the tea party is racist? Or are you saying you are not Black?
  2. True, to some extent...It just makes a difference what you mean by saying "affected"...
  3. It's like any other way of understanding, if you don't want to believe the truth, you will find many other ways of "interpreting" it! Reading the Bible without having the "Spirit of Truth" to explain it to you, will never make it understandable....Don't you think the Devil has his way of making truth an illusion? Oh, that's right, you don't believe in the "Devil".....
  4. I'm pretty sure that Knight meant that being raised a Christian does not make you a Christian...(there is a large gap in understanding and accepting fellowship with God's only begotten Son, and in seeing how people go about their worship, and carry on their lives as "Christian"...) I am glad that you have expressed your commitment to others as that is the second commandment....but of course, there is a "first" commandment that takes presidence....and personal fellowship with Christ is the true meaning of a "Christian", not just showing and proving that to others....
  5. By your own admission, you do not admit to being a Christian. If this is true, then by definition, you do not understand what it means to be a Christian, because you are not one. You can only understand what it means on a rational and empirical basis. This is not the understanding of what Christ gives, which is on a spiritual level you are not aware of, because you cannot see. As the song goes, "I once was blind, but now I see"....I think that this is the same factor that goes into the lack of understanding of what is "Christian" and what is not.....
  6. This is not going to go over well.... Feds to 60 Million American Anglers: We don't need you IRVINE, Calif. USA, October 5, 2009, A recently published administration document outlines a structure that could result in closures of sport fishing in salt and freshwater areas across America. The White House created an Interagency Oceans Policy Task Force in June and gave them only 90 days to develop a comprehensive federal policy for all U.S. coastal, ocean and Great Lakes waters. Under the guise of 'protecting' these areas, the current second phase of the Task Force direction is to develop zoning which may permanently close vast areas of fishing waters nationwide. This is to be completed by December 9, 2009. Dave Pfeiffer, President of Shimano American Corporation explained, "In spite of extensive submissions from the recreational fishing community to the Task Force in person and in writing, they failed to include any mention of the over one million jobs or the 6o million anglers which may be affected by the new policies coast to coast. Input from the environmental groups who want to put us off the water was adopted into the report verbatim, the key points we submitted as an industry were ignored." Recreational fishing generates a $125 billion annual economy in the United States and supports jobs in every state according to government figures. Through the Sport Fish Restoration program, anglers have provided more than $5 billion through excise taxes on fishing tackle to fishery conservation and education for decades. In addition to the economic aspects, anglers lead the nation in volunteer conservation efforts on behalf of improving fish habitat, water quality and related environmental areas. "There was no mention of the fishery conservation efforts which anglers have led for over 50 years in every state, an environmental success story that has no equal in the world", said Phil Morlock, Director, Environmental Affairs for Shimano. "The Task Force did not make any distinction between the dramatic differences between harmful commercial fishing harvest methods and recreational fishing, even though we spelled it out for them in detail," added Morlock. Claiming to be the result of a public consultation process the report states, "Having considered a broad range of public comments, this report reflects the requests and concerns of all interested parties." The original White House memo and not surprisingly the Task Force report contains multiple references to developing a national policy where Great Lakes and coastal regions are managed, "consistent with international law, including customary international law as reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea" - a 300-page treaty the U.S. has never ratified. "We question what implications there will be for state authority and jurisdiction in the Great Lakes and coastal regions if the U.S. adopts the U.N. Treaty," said Pfeiffer. The report makes it clear that future authority for implementing the policy for coastal and inland waters will fall under White House jurisdiction with a new National Ocean Council comprised of over 20 federal agencies at Cabinet Secretary or Deputy Secretary level. No reference to Congressional jurisdiction is indicated. "This significant change in U.S. policy direction is the result of a 90-day fire drill process as ordered by the President that, not surprisingly, lacks balance, clarity and quality in the end product," said Morlock. "People who simply want to take their kids fishing on public waters deserve better from their government," he added. Shimano is joining with other members of the recreational fishing industry to urge anglers to contact their members of Congress and the administration to request this process be required to adopt the economic, conservation and social contributions of recreational fishing as key elements of the policy. It is critical that we ensure Congressional oversight and state jurisdiction and management continues. E-letters can be sent to the administration and members of Congress by visiting KeepAmericaFishing.org. The future of fishing is in your hands. ### Editor's Note: Phil Morlock is attending Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus functions this week in Washington, DC, but will make himself available for questions, interviews on this. Contact John Mazurkiewicz with Catalyst Marketing for arrangements.
  7. Bigfoot at last, on CNN.... (CNN) -- A policeman and a former corrections officer say that on Friday, they will unveil evidence of what they claim is their biggest capture ever: the body of Bigfoot. The thawed body of a creature reputed to be Bigfoot reportedly weighs more than 500 pounds. Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, a pair of Bigfoot-hunting hobbyists from north Georgia, say they found the creature's body in a wooded area and spotted several similar creatures that were still alive. The carcass of the furry half-man, half-ape is 7 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs more than 500 pounds, they say. However, the two are not disclosing the exact location of their discovery in order to protect the remaining creatures. Tom Nelson, chairman of the biology department at North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, said he's "pretty skeptical" the world will feast its eyes on a new species Friday. "That would certainly rock mammalogy," joked Nelson, who specializes in the study of mammals. "I see a research grant in my future." Whitton and Dyer plan to unveil what they say is DNA and photo evidence of the discovery in Palo Alto, California, in conjunction with a group called Searching for Bigfoot Inc. A photograph on that group's Web site shows what appears to be the body of a large, hairy creature with an ape-like face, stuffed into a large freezer. According to a written release, the two announced the discovery on an Internet radio show, "Squatch Detective," several weeks ago. "The only person we would allow to come down and verify the body was 'the Real Bigfoot Hunter,' Tom Biscardi," Dyer said, referring to Searching for Bigfoot's CEO, who has been looking for the elusive, legendary creature in the United States and Canada since 1971. Whitton is a Georgia police officer who is on administrative leave after being shot in the wrist during a pursuit. Dyer is a former prison guard. DNA tests on the body have begun, said the statement, and "extensive scientific studies" will be done on the body by scientists, including a molecular biologist, an anthropologist and a paleontologist. Nelson, the university professor, acknowledged that new species of animals have been discovered in recent decades and that, in science, "we always acknowledge the possibility of something new." But he said that even in north Georgia, home to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the foot of the Appalachian Trail, it stretches the imagination to think a family of 7-foot-tall creatures could have eluded hunters, hikers and creeping development until now. "To the average person, these places just seem like extreme wilderness where you'll find lions and tigers and bears," he said. "The reality is that you're never more than a mile from a road." The group says the animal is male, has reddish hair and "blackish-gray" eyes and human-like feet, hands and teeth.
  8. My "True colors" are not appreciating someone yelling at me, selling whatever they are selling, could be based on thought, not imitations of their parents toward a child that doesn't listen...Maybe the pricks are stinging your sensibilities.....
  9. You just brought it back to life.....just saying..
  10. I can't say I'm glad he's dead, but I'm glad I don't have to see anymore of him on the commercials....correction: I'm glad I don't have to HEAR him any more on the commercials.....
  11. Probably shouted himself to death.....
  12. Her clear-eyed thinking and unclouded mind are a far cry from the Rosy O'D's of the world.....maybe she thought that some of the material could be used to help someone, even at the expense of repeating it... After all, is the court case over? Thought you were not in favor of convicting someone before they were tried....Maybe the guy copied it himself...(there are plenty of reference journals available online..) Me, I think that some beauty comes from within....and actually effects the beauty we see. (She is fine...)
  13. Me, I get FBI, bank executives, and little old ladies wanting to use my name, bank account #, and address, and birth certificate...but you get the only truthful ones? So that's where my money went....
  14. Isn't that Michael Jackson's retreat? Now I know what all the bubbub was about.....Leader of the pack...Maybe there are more similarities about....hiding under the covers...of the never,neverland...where liberals are free to be as they can be...Showbiz, Hollywood=the liberal agenda!
  15. This is how to get rid of them in your house, Capper....oh, that's right, you might want them in residence..you guys are so alike... "When bats take up residence in a structure where they are not wanted, there is only one safe, legal and effective technique for getting rid of them. The process is known as "exclusion." Excluding bats from their roost sites involves the use of a one-way device that allows them to exit the structure but prevents them from returning. "That is often just a piece of screen or plastic hung over the hole or crack they used to enter the premises," Gore said. The regulation requires "a minimum of four consecutive days/nights for which the low temperature is forecasted by the U.S. National Weather Service to remain above 50 degrees before owners can permanently seal off their structures." That's because bats won't venture out when it's too cold. Four warm nights is adequate to get most bats moving and to activate enough bugs for the bats to eat. Flying depletes a bat's energy quickly. Then there is maternity season from April 16 to Aug. 14 when adult bats gather at roosting sites to have and raise young. During this time, the newborns are dependent on the adults for food. If they are separated, the young bats will die. On the rare occasion that bats do become your "summer guests," the legal, safe and responsible solution is to exclude them between now and April 16 or after Aug. 14, when both adults and young can fly away safely. But don't worry, wildlife biologist Gore said. "I've never seen a place that couldn't be cleaned up of bats."
  16. Don't you live in one?
  17. No telling where that meat is from......hillbilly roadkill....last years model...frozen in it's own ice. The voice of reason speaks in a forest where no tree falls soundlessly.........
  18. Dear delicate.....I likes to keep 'em guessing...You think?
  19. I love it....ain't it the truth....it is.....
  20. Personally, I don't give a damn if you're "sorry I got hurt"...sympathy and condolences are fine for funerals and apologies, but I neither like them or give them....tell me, what good are they? Learn to live with what hand you get dealt, and make the most of it...It's there for a reason, whether you accept it or not, you've got something to learn. I thought my suggestion for your storing your rifles was good advice, but if you want to sell your saddle and chuck your guns, go right ahead...Personally, since I don't run so well anymore, I like to have them closer than ever. And you know what they say about picking a fight with an old man, especially a busted up old man who is packing heat. Maybe you ought to give some thought to CCW if that is legal in your state...You have more need of it now than ever. Too bad you don't give GOD credit for getting you through...maybe you need to learn where good things come from...one, your life and breath, and two, any part of you that makes any sense..At least believe enough in yourself, at least that part of yourself, that helps you overcome the struggle you have to deal with. Maybe if you look a little deeper inside, you might find what you have always wanted to find. Here's some smileys, just for kicks... good luck, buddy.
  21. So now, you're into cats? Doesn't surprise me at all.....