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And what flavor koolaid do you drink???


 


In God We Trust <----- It works for me.

In God We Trust <----- It works for me.


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They have a website: www.churchofsatan.com/">http://www.churchofsatan.com/

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  Really, have you not heard of Stalin and the 40 million he killed or Mao who had 70 million killed.  This is your idea of a philosophy that produces rational people.  Religion, which I am not a big believer in formal religions, has been a very good humanizer of people teaching them to care for others.  The greatest mass murders have been  human secularist, agnostic, or atheist; 


Your lack of knowledge or selective memory is showing.  Yes the misuse of religion is a terrible thing and has caused terrible hardships all around the world but the big mass murders are not religious.

Either these posters have waaay too many "teenage moments" or they slept through history or dementia is setting in. Glad you reminded them of the facts...

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You are the perfect example of what I am talking about ... a person who has molded their religious beliefs to fit their political values.


You appear to know little of Christianity or democracy.


Both are great -- you ought to try them sometime.


64% of people between 18 and 30 approve of President Obama.


THE FUTURE IS IN SAFE HANDS 

And what flavor koolaid do you drink???


 


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I visited Pine Ridge and Rosebud. Pine
Ridge is the 8th largest reservation in the








United States


and the poorest.
Their unemployment rate is about 80% and half live below
poverty level. Many live without electricity, heat &
water. Suicide rate among the young is pathetic and the life
expectancy of men & women are the shortest (47 yrs for
males & 50’s for females) while the infant
mortality rate is five times the US average. This is a hard
pill for me to swallow; makes me wonder why our gov't
sends billions of OUR tax dollars to help foreign countries
but turns their back on their own.










 












Lakota’s have considerable agricultural
production, but only a small percentage of the tribe
directly benefits from it. According to the USDA, in 2002
there was nearly $33 million in receipts from agricultural
production on Pine Ridge and less than one-third of that
income went to members of the tribe (go figure).




 





I was involved with a Lakota family via a
missionary. It was a heart warming & enlightening
experience. Glad to hear there are other reservations doing well.
















 


 


I just posted a long list of info on the reservations replying to one of lifeaftershermanoaks... there are at least 20 behind each post i placed..  The Native people will always be in my heart and what ever it is worth I will fight for them by telling their stories... glad you went to see how they really live.. I had a few friends in CA who were Lakota, one was going to school to become a lawyer.. I am sure he made it as he was very focused.  San Francsico and Oakland have fairly large populations of NA people, many were my friends.

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 Webster dictionary : bigot 
: a
person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own
opinions and prejudices; especially : one
who regards or treats the members of a group with hatred and intolerance



I wondered how to explain the
haters here in a way that makes sense and bigot is the right word.
 Instead of understanding we all have different points of view
they hate the tea party because it doesn't fit their views.
 They hate Christians because it doesn't fit their idea of
religion - I do know how the Bible was put together and what was
left out along with the history of religion the difference is I don't look down on people that have
a different belief of the Bible I do.  



Look in the mirror and ask why you
are afraid or hate people with a different view than you.
 Conservatives aren't afraid of socialism we just don't want
gov't to rule our lives as we believe in the Declaration of Independence




We hold these
truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that
they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted
among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,




What the tea party and others are
upset about is people that were elected think they can rule over us
instead of deriving their just powers from the consent of the
governed.  I don't know what brought all of you out tonight to
attack those that don't agree with you but the November election
will settle the disagreement until the next election.


Vesuvius:  Webster dictionary : bigot  : a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group with hatred and intolerance








First you define the word bigot as a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, and then proceed to devote your lengthy post to displaying your own obstinacy and intolerance towards the opinions of others. Rather awesome really.





Vesuvius:  What the tea party and others are upset about is people that were elected think they can rule over us instead of deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.





We have these things called elections, and in 2008 Obama and the Democrats in congress were elected by a large majority. This means that the people who voted for them have a proper expectation that they will folloqw through on campaign promises and do things like pass health care reform. They have no obligation at all to drop that agenda because it upsets the people on the losing side. The Tea Party people by a vast majority did not vote Obama, would never vote for him or any Democrats, and quite frankly they need to chill out and realize that they just aren't going to get their way no matter how loud they yell.

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The only Res I have been to is Kahknawke in Canada.  it is a normal town, in fact they have a website and I get info from them.. Many of my old friends are from there. They have an honorable profession as iron-workers, high steel.  It is not as bad as some I have seen photos of, mainly those in the Dakaotas,  That was mainly a punishment for defeating the 7th cavalry.  But they are wise people, who live in a harsh invironment, and actually always have living off the land.. How many in this time and age would be capable of living off the land, few survivalists maybe..


I will always stand with them in their progress to change the 368 treaties broken with them, and to support their understanding of existance.  I also feel the same kindred with Israel.





I visited Pine Ridge and Rosebud. Pine
Ridge is the 8th largest reservation in the








United States


and the poorest.
Their unemployment rate is about 80% and half live below
poverty level. Many live without electricity, heat &
water. Suicide rate among the young is pathetic and the life
expectancy of men & women are the shortest (47 yrs for
males & 50’s for females) while the infant
mortality rate is five times the US average. This is a hard
pill for me to swallow; makes me wonder why our gov't
sends billions of OUR tax dollars to help foreign countries
but turns their back on their own.










 












Lakota’s have considerable agricultural
production, but only a small percentage of the tribe
directly benefits from it. According to the USDA, in 2002
there was nearly $33 million in receipts from agricultural
production on Pine Ridge and less than one-third of that
income went to members of the tribe (go figure).




 





I was involved with a Lakota family via a
missionary. It was a heart warming & enlightening
experience. Glad to hear there are other reservations doing well.
















 


 

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Leah...I never thought about racism in sports. My son-in-law is a pitcher in pro ball and teams consist of all ethnics (so I thought). Could you imagine "if" there was a team called the "n" word? No waaay would this ever be allowed this day and age! Racism is racism, regardless of color or origin. I would gladly join in and help fight for the American Indian to have their dignity restored and a racist sports name removed.www.aarp.org/community/editor/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/angry_smile.gif" />


 


I have always had a heart for the American Indian and the way in which our gov't castrated them angers me. I've visited reservations and they are disheartening. They are a PRIME example of what the "nanny" system can do to people. If anyone thinks we should be afraid...we should be VERY afraid of that!www.aarp.org/community/editor/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/omg_smile.gif" />

The only Res I have been to is Kahknawke in Canada.  it is a normal town, in fact they have a website and I get info from them.. Many of my old friends are from there. They have an honorable profession as iron-workers, high steel.  It is not as bad as some I have seen photos of, mainly those in the Dakaotas,  That was mainly a punishment for defeating the 7th cavalry.  But they are wise people, who live in a harsh invironment, and actually always have living off the land.. How many in this time and age would be capable of living off the land, few survivalists maybe..


I will always stand with them in their progress to change the 368 treaties broken with them, and to support their understanding of existance.  I also feel the same kindred with Israel.

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What happened to the beliefs and convictions of those during that time?  It was a wonderful spirit that shown forth, not the belligerant, harmful and destructive values of the kids today.. so many commit crimes and seem to have nothing to follow.   Is is lack of parental values rubbing off, is it the overall socieity, is it gadgets,games,no directives?


I am sending a message, please listen to it and see what you think, as I wonder how open our minds are to thoughts from other groups who also have a story to tell.  This tells of other views of the society.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa5xwjE4T9k

Leah...I never thought about racism in sports. My son-in-law is a pitcher in pro ball and teams consist of all ethnics (so I thought). Could you imagine "if" there was a team called the "n" word? No waaay would this ever be allowed this day and age! Racism is racism, regardless of color or origin. I would gladly join in and help fight for the American Indian to have their dignity restored and a racist sports name removed.www.aarp.org/community/editor/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/angry_smile.gif" />


 


I have always had a heart for the American Indian and the way in which our gov't castrated them angers me. I've visited reservations and they are disheartening. They are a PRIME example of what the "nanny" system can do to people. If anyone thinks we should be afraid...we should be VERY afraid of that!www.aarp.org/community/editor/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/omg_smile.gif" />

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Loved the video (the Woodstock background was pretty neat too) and the "message." Thanks for the blast from the past...www.aarp.org/community/editor/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/shades_smile.gif" />

What happened to the beliefs and convictions of those during that time?  It was a wonderful spirit that shown forth, not the belligerant, harmful and destructive values of the kids today.. so many commit crimes and seem to have nothing to follow.   Is is lack of parental values rubbing off, is it the overall socieity, is it gadgets,games,no directives?


I am sending a message, please listen to it and see what you think, as I wonder how open our minds are to thoughts from other groups who also have a story to tell.  This tells of other views of the society.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa5xwjE4T9k

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I will assume that explains much of our present personalities. 

Yep...it sure does! www.aarp.org/community/editor/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/teeth_smile.gif" />

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