Forum posts made by sil50

Topic Nuclear Weapons
Posted 17 Apr 2012 13:10

Here's one problem noone has mentioned In the days of Mutually Assured Destruction, goverenments were actually afraid of using them because of the consequences. Now that the major holders of nukes are reducing their stockpiles, the consequences are deminishing it is only a matter of time till some rogue group pulls the trigger. Fortunately the US and Russia have been responsible with theirs, although there are reports some are missing. I do not believe everyone/nation should have them unless their governments are stable and demonstrate a willingness to operate within international guidelines.

Topic What was your first vehicle you owned?
Posted 24 Dec 2011 19:07

First car 1968 Pontiac GTO.... Ram Air 4 400ci, 3.90s in a posi, Hurst his ans hers shifter, 113/4 compression and 475hp factory rated at rear wheels

Insurance wouldn't insure me in the 302 2bbl Mustang so I got the Goat with no problems. But my favorite was my 1974 Datsun Z. A C production SCCA race car bought totaled and turned into a street car.

Topic Would You Attend a Lush Convention?
Posted 15 Dec 2011 21:14

It would be fun, but maybe try having smaller regional conventions before tryto have a larger worldwide one....... just saying

Topic Would you date a Porn star?
Posted 21 Aug 2011 10:48

Don't know if it counts as a pornstar, but I once dated a girl that was in Playboy

Topic McDonald's hates African Americans
Posted 15 Jun 2011 14:59

The 800 number was for KFC if it matters

Topic When is Assassination Justified? Is it Ever?
Posted 07 May 2011 11:12

Since someone besides Cassidy brought up Biblical verse read thisIn Exodus 20:13 we have the Fifth Commandment “Thou Shalt Not Kill”. Take a good look at that word “Kill”. In the Hebrew Manuscript the word is “Ratsach” which means: Murder; ie - to Murder, a Murderer; to dash to pieces. Thus, Exodus 20:13 Actually reads “Thou Shalt Not MURDER”. Many people make the mistake of reading what the Bible says in Exodus 20:13, “You shall not kill,” and then seeking to apply this command to war. However, the Hebrew word literally means “the intentional, premeditated killing of another person with malice; murder.” God often ordered the Israelites to go to war with other nations (1 Samuel 15:3; Joshua 4:13). God ordered the death penalty for numerous crimes (Exodus 21:12, 15; 22:19; Leviticus 20:11). So, God is not against killing in all circumstances, but only murder. War is never a good thing, but sometimes it is a necessary thing. In a world filled with sinful people (Romans 3:10-18), war is inevitable. Sometimes the only way to keep sinful people from doing great harm to the innocent is by going to war.

In the Old Testament, God ordered the Israelites to “take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites” (Numbers 31:2). Deuteronomy 20:16-17 declares, “However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them…as the LORD your God has commanded you.” Also, 1 Samuel 15:18 says, “Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the Amalekites; make war on them until you have wiped them out.”

This was a war time action directed against an enemy combatent.

Topic When is Assassination Justified? Is it Ever?
Posted 06 May 2011 23:01

Assination: Murder committed by a perpetrator without the personal provocation of the victim, who is usually a government official. Don't think Bin Laden fell under the terms of the definition. His taking down was no different than that of any other combatent. He declared war on the US. He recieved justice carried out by the skilled operators of Team Six.

Topic Zombie Awareness Month
Posted 04 May 2011 13:18

Try this for more info

Topic Force 8.9 earthquake hits Japan
Posted 13 Mar 2011 22:39

Just for the record last time they had an earthquake close to this magnitude, Mt. Fuji erupted. Heard today that a volcano in the southern part was erupting.

Topic Taking the 'N' word out of Huckleberry Finn.
Posted 10 Mar 2011 19:46

Actually I think Uncle Remus and Briar Rabbit and The Nigger Tar Baby, are already on a list of banned books. Or at least they are to my knowledge no longerin print. If you find one buy it because if they aren't out of print there is a movement to do it.

Topic Teachers paid to much???
Posted 05 Mar 2011 09:08

Jill when you hear those same words everyday from ignorant uneducated parents guess they lose their humor. But remember rule of law states it's how statements are preceived and taken not the intent. Seems like many others felt like I did about the post even if some waviered on it. Oh and teachers don't teach anymore they are given premade courses of study and they just read them and ask repetitive questions till they get the correct answer. But it's all because of the parents who complain because they take no intrest in their children until their kids start failing. Then it's the teachers fault because they didn't teach them properly.

As for sarcasim, maybe if Bosie State got rid of the blue field, played more than Jr. college opponets, got a real stadium that seated more than 100,000 and played in prime time Saturday night then maybe they'd be taken seriously and could stop their whinning. Then maybe they could play in a real bowl game, like a serious D1 program

Topic Teachers paid to much???
Posted 04 Mar 2011 16:10

Sorry but when you you are close to the profession, and know on a day to day basics how teachers are treated by parents who complain but then refuse to help or school boards and administraters that that also offer no support to the teachers you really don't find it to be the least bit funny. And every teacher I know and that is alot would be highly offended at his post.

Topic Teachers paid to much???
Posted 04 Mar 2011 16:02

Wow Bicycle Bum where do you live? My wife was a teacher and was paid nothing like that. At school at 7:00am and not getting into bed before 12:00am what do you know about teachers hours. Then they also have to provide most of the materials for their class room out of pocket. It's clear you've never really spoken to a teacher about their work. Or better yet why don't you volunteer some time to help in your local school. Oh and lestI forget most states require at least 120hrs of supplemental training over the summer months when you claim they are not working, and these are college level courses not seminars. Do you really want them paid like babysitters thats $10.00 per hour per child so do the math and figure that up. While not required acroos the board to have a Masters Degree to be hired it is fast becomming a necessity.

Yes some teachers do get paid like that but they are college professors with Phds, and they have earned it. Do you know what actually goes into a Phd?

And I can assure you any teacher that read your original post would be highly offended. Use your education before you write

Topic Justices hear case of anti-gay protests at military funerals
Posted 03 Mar 2011 14:41

Maybe we should all hope he rereads his Bible and has an epifany. That someday he learns that as a christian and an ordained minister that he is supposed to show compassion to those who are grieving and not make their grief worse by his actions. Maybe his bible speaks of those like him:The following verses (Matthew 7:15–23) are from the Sermon on the Mount:

"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them."

He is not bearing good fruit

Topic Justices hear case of anti-gay protests at military funerals
Posted 02 Mar 2011 12:39

Though would also this excerpt from the ruling:Snyder v. Phelps excerpt: Roberts's majority opinion in Westboro church case

Wednesday, March 2, 2011; 11:31 AM

Following is an excerpt from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.'s closing Wednesday in the court's ruling that the First Amendment protects even hurtful speech about public issues and upheld the right of Westboro Baptist Church to protest near military funerals.

"Our holding today is narrow. We are required in First Amendment cases to carefully review the record, and the reach of our opinion here is limited by the particular facts before us. As we have noted, 'the sensitivity and significance of the interests presented in clashes between First Amendment and rights counsel relying on limited principles that sweep no more broadly than the appropriate context of the instant case.' Florida Star v. B. J. F., 491 U. S. 524, 533 (1989).

"Westboro believes that America is morally flawed; many Americans might feel the same about Westboro. Westboro's funeral picketing is certainly hurtful and its contribution to public discourse may be negligible. But Westboro addressed matters of public import on public property, in a peaceful manner, in full compliance with the guidance of local officials. The speech was indeed planned to coincide with Matthew Snyder's funeral, but did not itself disrupt that funeral, and Westboro's choice to conduct its picketing at that time and place did not alter the nature of its speech.

"Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and - as it did here - inflict great pain. On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker. As a Nation we have chosen a different course - to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate. That choice requires that we shield Westboro from tort liability for its picketing in this case."

Topic Justices hear case of anti-gay protests at military funerals
Posted 02 Mar 2011 12:32

Thought I would post this it's from the AP, sorry it's long By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON –

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount anti-gay protests outside military funerals, despite the pain they cause grieving families.

The court voted 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The decision upheld an appeals court ruling that threw out a $5 million judgment to the father of a dead Marine who sued church members after they picketed his son's funeral.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for the court. Justice Samuel Alito dissented.

Roberts said free speech rights in the First Amendment shield the funeral protesters, noting that they obeyed police directions and were 1,000 feet from the church.

"Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and — as it did here — inflict great pain. On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker," Roberts said. "As a nation we have chosen a different course — to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate."

Alito strongly disagreed. "Our profound national commitment to free and open debate is not a license for the vicious verbal assault that occurred in this case," he said.

Matthew Snyder died in Iraq in 2006 and his body was returned to the United States for burial. Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who have picketed military funerals for several years, decided to protest outside the Westminster, Md., church where his funeral was to be held.

The Rev. Fred Phelps and his family members who make up most of the Westboro Baptist Church have picketed many military funerals in their quest to draw attention to their incendiary view that U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are God's punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.

Topic Justices hear case of anti-gay protests at military funerals
Posted 02 Mar 2011 12:22

The US Supreme Court ruled today that these idiots are within their first admendment right to protest at Military funerals. This sickens me to the core, but freedom of speach protects all no matter how disgusting the majority finds it. Hopefully the PGR and others will continue to provide a barrier between these hypocrites and the grieving famlies.

Topic What Do Athletes Owe Their Fans?
Posted 27 Feb 2011 13:46

Ohh wait they do owe their fans something! They owe the kids that play the games free, and pay money to watch their heros a free autograph when they ask for it. Not making them pay $20 -$50 for it. They need to quit being pompous asses.

Topic Whacky Evolution theory vs whacky Creationist theory vs whacky 3rd theory
Posted 26 Feb 2011 21:44

WTF watch the History channel they recently on one of their programs put out a theory that that Tut's father was an aliean human cross because his head was shaped different. This is the reason that early Egypt progressed so fast, and why they wenrt from poly theism to mono theism almost overnight.(so they were worshiping alieans). Alieans were breeding with humans. They said it must be true.

Oh and Damon I'm at 1and 1 not bad for a 50yrold playing in the cage with a bunch of 20yrold. Neither got out of rd1

Topic What Do Athletes Owe Their Fans?
Posted 25 Feb 2011 17:41

They really don't owe the fans anything. Except to show up and perform at their best, given ticket prices. Unfortunately it's the fans who in the end are responsible for the many steriod problems we are seeing in sports today. They want to see the long homeruns, the big guys on the field in football,world records fall in the Olympics and the blazing fast running backs. But that is a whole nuther thread.

Topic Things that piss you off
Posted 24 Feb 2011 14:33

Liars, fakes and people who claim to be your friend then stab you in the back

Topic Guns in Bars and Nightclubs
Posted 24 Feb 2011 14:25

I'm a gun advocate and I found Sprite's comment to be quite funny. For the record I'm assisting a firearms safety class this weekend and one of the things we stress is that weapons of any type and alcohol don't mix. As a former bouncer I would have been terrified if I knew any of the drunks in the club had a weapon. Still it's up to the club owner to allow firearms, if the club says no it's private property it's no guns allowed. It's really that simple.

Topic Controversy Involving A Flag On A Bicycle
Posted 26 Jan 2011 16:26

Hope this adds some more info( just hope I chose the right link actually)

Topic Controversy Involving A Flag On A Bicycle
Posted 26 Jan 2011 12:45

Seems strange that the school can fly the flag, but they would not allow a student to have one on his bicycle. But this is all because of situations that arose when Hispanic students brought and displayed Mexician flags on Cinco De Mayo

Topic Inflammatory Language and People
Posted 24 Jan 2011 12:43

Actually the Democrats were the first to use this type of markings on political maps. In 2004 they put targets on the states of closely contested races. Keep in mind the crosshairis just a sight picture, while the the target is where the projectile is supposed to hit. Either way it Palin or Dems it was a bad choice of design.

Topic Guns in Bars and Nightclubs
Posted 21 Jan 2011 09:02

If the child in Calif. is in fact 17 he should be charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds, which is a felony. At the least possession of an unlicensed firearm. They make laws but fail to enforce them.

Topic Guns in Bars and Nightclubs
Posted 19 Jan 2011 19:18

Actually given that bars and clubs are private property, the owner has the right to ban firearms or any weapon from his premisses.

Topic Inflammatory Language and People
Posted 19 Jan 2011 19:14

I once heard it said by one of my more centrist professors that the more educated one becomes the more liberal their POV becomes.

Topic Guns in Bars and Nightclubs
Posted 15 Jan 2011 22:28

Those at the ClassIII shoot are exactly the type of firearms owners I worry about. No one shoould have ever allowed children to serve as a RSO or even worse shoot a ClassIII weapon.
Just my opinion

Topic Guns in Bars and Nightclubs
Posted 15 Jan 2011 21:54

Hey Doll just posted that for discussion. Like I said heard it on a news show and looked it up. Never even said I believed it. Now to the case of the child killed with the Uzi. What sensible would allow their child to fire a Class III weapon in the first place? What sensible ClassIII owner would allow a 15 year old to supervise firing one. There were alot of bad decisions made that day, unfortunately it cost this young child his life. It was an unfortunate and preventable loss of life, and with that being said irresponsible people inhabit all walks of society.

Oh and for the record and I'm sure this will piss off some. I know we cannot put a $ value on the childs life although the courts will. But the Uzi currently is approx$20K (US) plus $300 per year license fee just to own it. You just don't walk into Billy Bob's guns and buy one