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Old 06-19-08, 08:44 AM
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For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
Word.



That reminds me of two others:

1) Most people who say they are Christians, do not act like it (following scripture), NOT in the direction of being "too harsh", but in the direction of watering it down in an effort to be politically correct.

2) Smileys are cool.


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Old 06-19-08, 08:48 AM
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Old 06-19-08, 08:57 AM
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Old 06-19-08, 09:11 AM
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Old 06-19-08, 09:11 AM
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Entertainment:
1. Quentin Tarantino is vastly overrated.
2. Although I like Luc Besson, "Leon/The Professional" was a pretentious piece of crap and perhaps his worst movie.
3. I enjoyed "Van Helsing."
4. GTA IV is a great game but does not deserve a 10/10.
5. 95% of current music sucks.
6. The 80s were cool.
7. "Jericho" should not have been canceled.
8. Reality TV is the ninth circle of hell.
9. Although I do it, I hate the invented word "texting."
10. It was obvious that Blu-Ray was destined to win over HD-DVD from Day One.

Political:
1. Affirmative Action causes more harm than it helps and should be abolished.
2. Drilling should begin off-shore and in ANWAR now. Fuck the caribou.
3. Racial profiling should be implimented at airport security.
4. Global warming may or may not be occurring but man's role (if any) is so limited and miniscule compared to other forces of nature that we should spend our time and resources elsewhere.
5. Those who cry "racism" at every turn are the real racists.
6. Most citizens of other countries are jealous of Americans.
7. Gay marriage should be permitted and encouraged as much as straight marriage.
8. There should be a nationwide flat tax, not the progressive income tax and not a fair tax.
9. The fence along the border with Mexico should extend across the entire U.S.
10. Freedom of speech is not "good" but is a necessary evil.

There. Hopefully I was able to offend everyone at least once.

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Old 06-19-08, 09:13 AM
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People who say nonsense like "To each his own", "Different strokes for different folks" or "You can't account for taste" should be empaled, stoned and quartered.
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Old 06-19-08, 09:32 AM
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It is impossible to eliminate poverty.

It is impossible to keep people from abusing drugs.

It is impossible to be 100% safe.

It is worth trying to reduce risks and crime, but there is a point of diminishing returns, where the effort should stop.

Some people living on the street are there by choice, and just want your money, not your prayers or sympathy.

We are not in any more danger now than we were before 9/11.

Shit happens. When it does, it is not always someone's fault. Get over it.
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Old 06-19-08, 09:33 AM
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The United States should be trilingual, like Switzerland. English, Spanish, and German. English only would be stifling.
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Old 06-19-08, 09:53 AM
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Easy: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=515420
I was crushed for my opinion. Not popluar in the real world or the internet.

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Old 06-19-08, 09:58 AM
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I agree. I remember catching my mom in the Santa lie when I called her out on the handwriting on her presents and Santa's being the same, at age 6.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:13 AM
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All drugs should be legal and we should treat heroin for example with heroin.

All drugs that are legal should be taxed and put back into the community.

All paramedical companies are worse than the terrorists trying to harm us.

ADD & ADHD are mis-diagnosed more and more every day. And the cure for that is not drugs.

And I also agree with this statement:
"We are not in any more danger now than we were before 9/11."

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Old 06-19-08, 10:14 AM
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Old 06-19-08, 10:15 AM
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The FBI Murdered Martin Luther King Jr.

Organized Religion (all of them) is a scourge that will end up wiping out the human race.

Taco Bell rules

Dollar Coins kick ass and we should shred all our $1 bills and switch over like Canada

We need a revolutionary wiping out (in prison, not coffins) of political leaders and start over from scratch with at least 3 viable parties.

iPhones are the most evil corruptive gadgets yet foisted on the American public, and are both a symptom and a cause of the gravest social ills that face us as a nation.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by macnorton
All drugs should be legal and we should treat heroin for example with heroin.

All drugs that are legal should be taxed and put back into the community.

All paramedical companies are worse than the terrorists trying to harm us.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:20 AM
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I have always believed this statement:

"The FBI Murdered Martin Luther King Jr."

Wanted to add another few...

Organized religion should be called organized crime.

I believe a flat tax can solve a lot of the problems in America.

I don't care about the children in Africa starving, when there are people in New Orleans, Iowa, New York (because of 9/11) and my home town starving that need my help first. And fuck those lousy celebrities for not looking to them first.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:22 AM
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There are people in the United States starving? That's not just an unpopular opinion, it's factually incorrect.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by brizz
I wanted to add to this (and thanks for the thumbs up), but I came to this conclusion after my own addiction. It became clear that the companies are out for nothing but cash, and use that to their advantage. But not only that, I have had two friends die of overdoses, one that killed himself because he couldn't get clean, two more that are permanently screwed because of it, and another friend that lost his family to drug related violence. It became clear that the illegalization of drugs and the "war" on drugs has failed. And it makes me sad that there are people out there who can be "cured" only if we look at the alternative.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Groucho
There are people in the United States starving? That's not just an unpopular opinion, it's factually incorrect.
Come tell that to the squatters that live across the street from me who can't eat.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by macnorton
Come tell that to the squatters that live across the street from me who can't eat.
There's no soup kitchen or food bank in your area?
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Old 06-19-08, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by brizz
The FBI Murdered Martin Luther King Jr.

Organized Religion (all of them) is a scourge that will end up wiping out the human race.
Well, it is a good thing the FBI killed a big proponent of the world-ending scourge.
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I agree with whoever brought up ADD and ADHD. I think those "conditions" are more the result of lazy parenting than anything else, and if parents and teachers would just discipline kids and keep them in line, there wouldn't be a need to put them on harmful drugs.

If you live in the United States you should have to speak English in the public arena...that means no signs in Spanish, no dialing numbers and selecting one for English, two for Spanish. In your private residence, speak whatever you want, but in the community there should be no catering to particular languages.

"Global warming may or may not be occurring but man's role (if any) is so limited and miniscule compared to other forces of nature that we should spend our time and resources elsewhere."

I couldn't agree more.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Groucho
There's no soup kitchen or food bank in your area?
There is...but that doesn't solve the problem does it? And that is such a cop out too...it is easy for you (or me) to tell people to just go, but you can't be in someone else's shoes. Be we will never know until we are in that situation.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by macnorton
There is...but that doesn't solve the problem does it? And that is such a cop out too...it is easy for you (or me) to tell people to just go, but you can't be in someone else's shoes. Be we will never know until we are in that situation.
So what you're saying is not that these people can't eat -- it's that they won't. Not the same thing as a starving villager in a third world country. Not by a long shot.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by macnorton
I don't care about the children in Africa starving, when there are people in New Orleans, Iowa, New York (because of 9/11) and my home town starving that need my help first. And fuck those lousy celebrities for not looking to them first.
Thank you, sir -- you are a gentleman and a scholar. I applaud you.

The same can be said for all of the money we just fucking give away to all of those other continents who have suffered through earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters. We have our own domestic issues here in America and we're taking a backseat to people who don't even want our fucking help.

I will also add that any celebradouches who adopt children from anywhere other than America should be kicked in the taints.

In summation: America first, everyone else a distant second.

I'll step down off my soapbox now.
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