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narciso

yes the nypd was doing pioneering work, mayor bane, is much like the idiot mayor of molenbeek who was failed upwards, to determine the eu's entire immigtration policy,

NK

mayor Bane needs the muzzie vote, so.....

derwill

Would we go to war with Russia to protect Turkey, if she were attacked by Russia? Since Turkey is a NATO member, and that is the whole point of having a NATO, then theoretically we would have to. But I doubt we would. And neither would Germany or France or any other NATO country. Okay, what if Russia attacked Poland? Would we live up to our NATO obligation and go to war then? Would we even respond effectively if a dirty bomb went off on the Champs de Elysee and it was proven that Iran was behind it? Or Syria?

Sadly, I think we've reached a geopolitical reality that the NATO alliance has evolved into a nice-sounding piece of paper with nothing left behind it.

narciso

well he's all around professional idiot,


http://www.weaselzippers.us/263367-lindsey-graham-on-picking-cruz-over-trump-it-was-like-being-poisoned-or-shot/

the feeling is mutual goose,

squaredance

JIB: When I worked at Bell Labs there was a foreign born physicist there of some repute just about 5 years into what looked like a star studded career. One day he upped and quit. When asked why, it was discovered that he had accepted a job in the Nationa lOrchastra of his home country, and, as I recall, his instrument was Cello.

Also, apropos of DrJ, I once heard a retired Dean of UC Berkeley talk about sitting in on Doralia orals and dissertation defenses. Evidently in his career he was required to regularly sit in on these sort of things even if they were outsider his field (some sort of "outside observer" status, i guess--do not know the exact story here).

Anyway, he was quite bright and quite accomplished himself--he came from a hard science background--and he said that over time he got to a point that in almost all areas of study--sciences or the humanities--he could understand the questions and responses fairly well, and could certainly separate the excellent from the pikers, except for those in the Music department.

He said that the knowledge requirements were so broad, deep and technical, and that the retirements for innate talent was so high and particular that he often had no idea what was going on at all. And this was a Berkeley which does not over a performance degree of any sort.

BTW, the student you knew at the Conservatory at UC probably had ensemble performance requirements (orchestra, choir, etc.), chamber music performance requirements, perhaps some public performance requirements and a yearly recital (which might effect their ability to return the for the next year). So it was even more work than you imagine.

Threadkiller

Why wouldn't law abiding Muslims feel the same way?

I think any law abiding citizen should welcome scrutiny so they can prove they are law abiding.

Maybe Law Enforcement can follow New Mexico's lead.


Cops who probed man’s anus still on job

http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/cops-probed-n-m-man-anus-8-times-traffic-stop-job-report-article-1.1815078

Miss Marple 2

I believe Piers Morgan has had it with Obama:

https://www.facebook.com/foxandfriends/photos/a.113848842036054.27704.111938618893743/1039098032844459/?type=3&theater

DebinNC

Cruz suggested LE "patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods". It's the "secure" aspect I've yet to hear him explain.

A little levity ... Apparently MOzo gave a speech in Argentina about the sexism she endured in school. Males would look at her as she walked down the street and make comments "as if they owned me". Curious how she looked in high school I checked Google Images and this is what appeared. Would anyone let their daughter out the door in that prom dress, much less one supposedly traumatized by sexist male comments?

squaredance

Doralia=Doctoral

narciso

words that needed to be put out there,


http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/03/23/tears-teddy-bears-but-no-resolve-to-deal-with-islamist-threat-in-europe/

narciso

I was wrong, there is a mariannas trench of idiocy to be plumbed,

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a43277/obama-cruz-muslims-cuba/?mag=esq&list=nl_enl_news&src=nl&date=032416

James D

derwill @ 3:23

We would not honor our NATO treaty obligations under Obama, regardless of which of our allies was attacked. Even if they invoked article 5 of the treaty. Especially against Iran or any Muslim state or organization.

I honestly think there is nothing that they could do that would provoke a response from Obama. They could literally nuke Manhattan, and even if Sasha and Malia were caught at Ground Zero, I don't believe he would act.

pagar a bacon,  country ham and sausage supporter

I guess employees are hard to find at the VA, so they try to keep what they have:

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/03/22/close-call-va-worker-reinstated-with-back-pay-after-missing-time-due-to-being-in-prison-for-armed-robbery/

DebinNC

Rxxxxx Kxxxxx is the Editor in Chief of Breitbart London. He tweets at @RxxxxxKxxxxx and you can follow him on Facebook here

It takes a lot of courage for RK to put his real name out there for jihadis to see. I don't know if his fellow office mates feel the same though.

narciso

what could go wrong:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/24/scott-walker-nominee-at-brokered-convention-will-be-someone-not-currently-running/

James D

pagar, there are no words. Well, none that aren't redacted for Lent, anyway.

This is the highlight of the article, I think:

A Department of Veterans Affairs employee in Puerto Rico was fired after being arrested for armed robbery, but her union quickly got her reinstated — despite a guilty plea — by pointing out that management’s labor relations negotiator is a registered sex offender, and the hospital’s director was once arrested and found with painkiller drugs…

Employees said the union demanded her job back and pointed out that Tito Santiago Martinez, the management-side labor relations specialist in Puerto Rico, who is in charge of dealing with the union and employee discipline, is a convicted sex offender. Martinez reportedly disclosed his conviction to the hospital and VA hired him anyway, reasoning that “there’s no children in [the hospital], so they figure I could not harm anyone here.”

The union’s position — that another employee committed a crime and got away with it, so this one should, too — has been upheld by the highest civil service rules arbiters, and has created a vicious Catch-22 where the department’s prior indefensible inaction against bad employees has handcuffed it from taking action now against other scofflaws.

And why is this not right now being turned into a GOP television ad?

narciso

yes he is speaking truth to power, and that doesn't just mean a lost gig or two,

Cecil Turner

Fun with polling trivia. Largest amount loser was ever ahead by RCP average: Kerry +2.8 on 5/15/04; McCain +2.7 on 1/15/08; and, Romney +0.7 on 10/9/12 (hey, at least he peaked going into the tournament). Today: Hillary +11.2.

But hey, no worries:

After adding to his delegate lead in Tuesday’s GOP contests, Donald Trump remains on track to be the Republican nominee for president. The question is, can he beat Hillary Clinton? The answer is, yes. Clinton is threatened by factors that are unexpected, unusual, and unique. [. . .]

Pundits who say Trump cannot win against Clinton are ignoring the factors that make this an unconventional political year.

Eric Fehrnstrom is a Republican political analyst and media strategist, and was a senior adviser to Governor Mitt Romney.

Looks to me like he still has trouble reading polls.

narciso

because they are too busy (redacted for lent) each other, and the party membership.

James D

That article pagar linked is possibly the perfect example of why Donald Trump's campaign - no matter how nasty or vulgar or pick-your-adjective - is working.

We have an "opposition party" that cannot prevent the Obama Administration from hiring ARMED ROBBERS who are under HOUSE ARREST from working at the VA and collecting lavish taxpayer-funded salaries and benefits.

But what's even more pathetic, that same opposition party cannot even manage to turn something so completely, ridiculously, shockingly outrageous, into a viable campaign issue.

I mean, how can you not get traction on that? The taxpayers are paying BACK PAY to this person for the time she was IN PRISON! And they paid for the lawyer who appealed to win her that back pay!

Are the people at the RNC completely brain dead? Do they not know how to take advantage even of the most obvious issues presented to them on a silver platter?

JM Hanes

derwill:

The Article 5 Defence pact is only one piece of the NATO equation. It is also the only major organization of democracies with an active military component, something that we may be increasingly well served by having. Porchlight's invocation of Chesterton on demolition seems apt here too.

DebinNC

I don't know why, JamesD. Does Jeb! ever wonder where he'd be if he hadn't spent so much of his $100M attacking his rivals instead of BOzo and HC?

narciso

no, a prince of westeros, doesn't bother with such second guessing,

Miss Marple 2

Oh, here's Ted calling Trump a snivelling coward.

narciso

wasn't this what the other crew, was doing when they were exempted,

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-24/u-s-charges-iranian-hackers-in-wall-street-cyberattacks-im6b43tt

Miss Marple 2

http://news.yahoo.com/whats-briefcase-putin-ribs-kerry-ahead-syria-talks-184209031.html?nf=1

You don't suppose he's still carrying that stupid hat around, do you?

NK

THE MAGIC HAT!!!

Porchlight

Okay, JOM friends, an issue of overriding importance:

When does (redacted for Lent) end? I know some Catholic guidance says it ends this evening (Maundy Thursday):

http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/when-does-lent-really-end

because Good Friday is the beginning of the Easter Triduum.

But to be INCLUSIVE and all, and as sunshiny as possible on Easter Sunday, I would propose a motion to wait until Monday.

I look forward to your input!

Porchlight

Or rather, the Mass of the Lord's Supper (Maundy Thursday evening) is the beginning of the Triduum.

NK

Tsar Vlad I-- he now expects every bag to be tribute to the Tsar. As Churchill said, a little joke is a serious thing.

NK

Porch-- I have no (redacted for Lent(ing) clue.

Porchlight

Ha, NK.

Thanks Iggy upthread for calling the grumpy police. I talked to them for a bit and the officers were very nice. Feel better now. :)

Sandy Daze

Good question behind the question, Porchlight.

Being one who has in the past used intemperate language not just here, but elsewhere, and even in vocal exchange, I would like to propose that the --redacted for Lent-- approach be adopted for the 50 days of Easter celebration, which ends on Pentacost, 15th of May.

We are encouraged to purify ourselves through the Lenten season, to become better and closer to Christ.

Saying, "oh great, Easter Day has come and gone, now I can g--d--m well swear howsomever I want" just seems, well, contra-indicated.

Sort of like giving up on a New Year's resolution on the 2nd of January.

Others may do as they wish, but for myself, if I swear here or elsewhere, I will see it as a personal failing.

I am trying to be a better person, even if I continually fall short of my admittedly meager goals.

Cecil Turner

because Good Friday is the beginning of the Easter Triduum.

That's correct, but some Catholics (including some of my in-laws) think it's an excuse not to abstain on Good Friday, which is faulty.

I would presume the same applied for redacting, but some of us get particularly grumpy when hungry.

Threadkiller

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/24/politics/ted-cruz-donald-trump-heidi-cruz-hell-alone/index.html

;-(

clarice

Hot realizing there was a new thread, I posted some stuff at the bottom of the old one. Here's a follow up on the Omri Ceren (The Israel Project) on the Administration's new--horrible concession to iran:

In case you're reporting out the AP scoop about the Obama administration granting Iran sanctions relief beyond the nuclear deal, I wanted to make sure you had this passage from a speech that Treasury Undersectary Szubin gave last September. Szubin is the director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury’s sanctions enforcement shop. The speech is here: [a]
Note two things about what he says:
1st - He explicitly declares that the deal will not allow Iran to "dollarize a foreign payment" - "That is not in the cards. That is not part of the relief offered under the JCPOA." Administration officials were making similar claims all over the place. Treasury Secretary Lew told SFRC in July that "Iran will continue to be denied access to the world’s largest financial and commercial market" because it won't be able to clear dollars [b].
2nd - He explains that the dollar prohibitions will stay in place specifically because they "had their origins long before Iran had a nuclear program" - There's simply no way the Obama administration can now credibly claim that giving Iran access to the U.S. dollar is somehow related to the nuclear deal.
Now the actual quote:
Despite some public confusion on this point, the U.S. embargo on Iran remains nearly entirely intact as it is today. U.S. investment in Iran will be prohibited across the board. Iran will not be able to open bank accounts with U.S. banks, nor will Iran be able to access the U.S. banking sector, even for that momentary transaction to, what we call, dollarize a foreign payment. It was once referred to as a U-turn license, and Iran was allowed to make such offshore-to-offshore payments that cross U.S. banking sector thresholds for just a second. That is not in the cards. That is not part of the relief offered under the JCPOA.
So, the U.S. sanctions on Iran, which, of course, had their origins long before Iran had a nuclear program, will remain in place. Moreover, our whole range of sanctions authorities targeting Iran’s support for terrorism, destabilizing regional activities, missile proliferation, and human rights abuses remains in place.
There were good reasons for keeping the ban, beyond that it would shred what's left of the sanctions regime.
Giving Iran access to U.S. dollars risks nuking the greenback. Iran's banking system is toxic. The entire country is designated as a jurisdiction of primary money laundering concern under Section 311 of the USA Patriot Act. Just a few weeks ago the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) - the world's money laundering watchdog - again declared that Iran posed a "serious threat... to the integrity of the international financial system" [c].
Experts have long worried that plugging Iran back into the global banking system could undermine the integrity of the global financial order. Jonathan Schanzer and Mark Dubowitz from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies raised the issue repeatedly over the summer [d]. The administration sought to mitigate the criticism by emphasizing that at least the U.S. financial system would be insulated from toxic Iranian assets, even if foreign banks would be endangered.
The AP story indicates that's no longer true.

---
[a] http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/other/SzubinTranscript20150916-v2.pdf
[b] https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0129.aspx
[c] http://www.fatf-gafi.org/publications/high-riskandnon-cooperativejurisdictions/documents/public-statement-february-2016.html
[d] http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/17/it-just-got-easier-for-iran-to-fund-terrorism-swift-bank/

DebinNC

Most southern baptists in my experience are lent-free, which is a shame, so I can't help you, Porchlight. I deeply appreciate these traditions, and I've read that there's been a resurgence among young adults raised on praise bands now desiring more liturgy. I think the Ash Wednesday ceremony is especially meaningful.

Porchlight

I'm not Catholic, but tend to agree with your in-laws, Cecil. Just doesn't seem right.

Sandy Daze, going all the way to Pentecost is serious business. I applaud your dedictation.

I guess it could leave it up to whenever the individual commenter thinks appropriate? Would that be the libertarian approach? :)

NK

In all seriousness, my understanding is a complete fast fast until confession and Good friday Mass. then meatless Friday rest of the day. Saturday should be modest eating and activities, which for me means meatless again. Sunday morning mass (this year at Fordham Univ Church for me.)

Porchlight

I think the Ash Wednesday ceremony is especially meaningful.

It is, and I hope the pendulum swings back to a greater appreciation of liturgy. On some level since we are all brothers and sisters in Christ, I suppose it doesn't matter. But on Ash Wednesday it sure is a great boost for me to walk around campus and see all the crosses.

narciso

Actually, the poll for the week of september 7th, had a +4, 'but that's important right now'

yes, the lord suffered through that day, passing and then resurrected on the third day.

Miss Marple 2

NK,

No mass on Good Friday, but a solemn observation. (For Catholics)

Jack is Back!ll

Can't divulge where it comes from but a very close friend with access to the innards of the beast at the FBI says there will be a referral and agents ( I guess those with enough service to get their pensions) are ready to walk and talk if there is no follow thought by DoJ.

And since I know the source for my friend, yes, it is very close to the innards. Very close.

In other news, Mrs. JiB and Frederick going into Brussels tomorrow to the Palais and Bourse to lay a wreath and card of condolences. Then lunch in the Sablon. Don't think they will drive back via Schaerbeek but it is a short cut during rush hour:)

Jack is Back!ll

Porch,

Like every pastor/priest I have ever known will tell you: there are two kinds of Catholics. Those who go to mass regularly, including Ash Wednesday and Easter and those who only go to mass those days. Anyone who is a regular mass going Catholic will verify that the busiest masses of the year, including Christmas, are Easter. And it gets old for the priest celebrating to lecture those of shallower faith "where are you on the other Sundays".

I say, Welcome back. If if means something to you try another Sunday.

NK

I have not yet read this, but I bet it will be a vital read for minds and souls: http://www.amazon.com/He-Spoke-Us-Discerning-People/dp/1586179837?ie=UTF8&creativeASIN=1586179837&linkCode=w00&linkId=TNEIDNX3Y6Z3O4GZ&ref_=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til&tag=whatdoesthepr-20

NK

the GF solemn observations I attend do have communion.

Porchlight

Sounds great to me, JiB. A friendly welcome can make all the difference - it certainly did to me when I returned to churchgoing.

narciso

why do they insist on giving us more schemp,

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-shep-smith-rebukes-trump-brussels-is-not-a-horror-show/

Captain Hate

I will try to extend my redacteds per Sandy's suggestion.

Sandy Daze

"...we leave the (ahem) light on for you Porch..."

Cecil Turner

On a similar note (H/T: Insty, TaxProf)

Washington Post, Obama Administration’s ‘Continuous Resistance’ in IRS Targeting Case Slammed by Federal Appeals Court: :

A federal appeals court Tuesday slammed the Internal Revenue Service for what it called three years of “continuous resistance” to turning over documents in connection with a class-action suit brought by tea party groups singled out for months of delays, excessive paperwork and scrutiny as they sought tax-exempt status in 2010.

A unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the Cincinnati-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit found that the IRS, in its unresponsiveness to the charges, “has only compounded the conduct that gave rise” to them. ...

The unusually severe tongue-lashing by the appellate judges followed a similar rebuke of the government in the unrelated but even more sensitive case involving a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch, a conservative group, involving former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s personal email system.

Three years is varsity. Eight months? Child's play.

Sandy Daze

Cap'n, your efforts strengthen my own resolve.
Thank you.

Cecil Turner

Those who go to mass regularly, including Ash Wednesday and Easter and those who only go to mass those days.

My sis-in-law calls 'em "submarine catholics" . . . because they only surface on those days. I would've told her that's uncharitable, but I was laughing too hard.

henry

JiB, I hope your source follows through.

The various church rules are as opaque to me as can be (Quaker life is remarkably simple). I glad each of you found a set of rules that works.

GUS

Porchlight. I posted last night. Lent ends at midnight tonight. Since I am the most SAUCY here, I felt the obligation to start this REDACTED gambit, and it apparently caught on.
My intention was to learn from the swearing hiatus and possibly temper my language to some degree. Unfortunately so much crap has occurred in the interim. I'm afraid my keyboard may not cooperate with me come midnight.
Obama dancing with the tards is a prime example. I'm afraid my CAPS LOCK and %$^@$%^ BUTTONS are itching to get back in the game.

clarice

I;m not bound to Lenten rules so if you feel strongly you can email me the redacted words and I'll post them .%^)

Porchlight

Thanks, Sandy. :)

GUS

Cecil, good comments. Good Friday is a day of fasting.

henry

You can't quit the mob. Right to work law or not.

me

While the Lenten season ends at the beginning of Mass on Holy Thursday, the Triduum regulations begin which include fasting and abstinence on Good Friday.

Jack is Back!ll

Porch,

My parish in Florida has a Welcome Back campaign run by one of our Deacons who in his real life is a financial advisor and our prison minister. He tells me no one prays like those guys in the hoosegow.

Tomorrow, I do a form of penance by going to Stations on a crutch. But I am also going to Plaza Cafe for the best seafood dinner in the world.

Sandy Daze
An Illustrated Guide to the Triduum
.

(Larger version available at the link.)

Porchlight

Prison ministries are amazing, JiB. Hope it goes well at Stations and may your crutch bring deeper meaning to the experience, if you don't mind my saying so.

Jack is Back!ll

Clarice,

But you have to post them in Yiddish. Those are the rules, don't ya know:)

DrJ

And this was a[t] Berkeley which does not over a performance degree of any sort.

Yeah, Berkeley's music department is heavy on theory, including composition. Go figure...

JM Hanes

I can't weigh in on the finer points of Lent, but this does seem relevant to (redaction):

People who are really good at swearing have an important advantage

Sandy Daze

Now, Clarice, talk about Judeo-Christian fellowship !

That's the Spirit (heh, not the Holy Spirit, surely--but then again, who knows... God works in mysterious ways) working within you.

And thinking of all of that, for afternoon listening pleasure...

a little U2.

(PS: GUS, OKAY FOR AFTERNOON LISTENING ?? )

Texas Liberty Gal

Lenten rules?? I'm Lutheran and we don't have any special rules to follow during Lent. Is this biblically based? Thou shalt not... during Lent...????

derwill

There is communion on Good Friday, but no transubstantiation--the ritual of changing bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ. We use what was already consecrated on Holy Thursday, and then after Good Friday services what is left over, if any, has to all be consumed by the priests and deacons, so that the tabernacle is open and empty for the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.

On Good Friday, we also read aloud the Passion of Christ from the Gospel (the condemnation, torture, crucifixion, and death).

Porchlight

I only meant to ask when those JOMers who are [redacting for Lent] would cease their redacting practice, TLG.

Did not mean to encourage doctrinal arguments.

Texas Liberty Gal

Ted Cruz explains to Mark Halperin why his proposal to monitor Muslim communities is a good thing. Don't see how anyone can disagree.

http://therightscoop.com/watch-ted-cruz-schools-mark-halperin-on-muslim-neighborhood-question/

Texas Liberty Gal

Porchlight - ok thanks. Just didn't understand the topic-no doctrinal arguments from me.

Porchlight

Sorry, TLG, I realize arguments is a strong word. My error. It's nice to see lively discussion at any time. :)

narciso

rosencrantz is a professional harvard trained idiot,

DebinNC

Cruz was fine there, but I wish he'd described the previous LE in NYC muslim neighborhoods program that De Blasio stopped, beyond noting that it had worked well. If not ending "stop and frisk" all over NYC, what did De Blasio put an end to in Muslim areas that was working?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

You're welcome, Porch.
The Grand Jury has declined to indict. :)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--He tells me no one prays like those guys in the hoosegow.--

A good friend was the principal of a prison school, first for juveniles and then for adults, and still runs a Celebrate Recovery program [kind of an AA for Christians] in the men's prison.

He says some of the most devout and some of the most disingenuous Christians he's ever met attend and it is very difficult to tell the difference most of the time.

DebinNC

The Freddie Gray trial judge moved the first cop trial (one of the 3 white bike cops) into May, skipping April because it contains the anniversary of Gray's arrest and the riots that followed, and I suppose the denizens can't be expected not to riot on those days. That seems ridiculous to me.

Jack is Back!ll

I uto be our rep at The Conference Board regular meetings. Not the CEO meetings but the ones where wrinkled shirt ans were allowed.

Read it and weep.

https://hcexchange.conference-board.org/blog/post.cfm?post=5132&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRouu67OZKXonjHpfsX66%2B4uX663lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4IScFnI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFSLLAMbdiwLgNWRQ%3D

But prently of jobs at Starbucks for LBGT Senisitivity majors.

Porchlight

The Grand Jury has declined to indict. :)

Oo-rah! Now get back to work on Stalin-Rodham.

Captain Hate

Per JMH's link, if you can't swear in an articulate manner, why bother?

Porchlight

So Obama wants to free all these guys and close the place down, but only the ones Bush released have actually killed or will kill any Americans.

That's a neat little trick.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-admin-bush-released-gitmo-detainee-who-killed-americans/article/2586734

narciso

I think it's more then just mullah zarif, his name is left out,

Jack is Back!ll

I like Ben Carson a lot and I have Frederick (who loves science and medicine) read his books but he needs to man up to take down that stupid loud mouth harridan known as Whoopi.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3508072/Ben-Carson-EVISCERATED-Whoopi-Goldberg-endorsing-Trump-View-host-calling-Donald-racist-comparing-Hitler.html

If this is true then I have no respect for his shy cowardice in the face of a loud mouth no nothing but long hair.

squaredance

TeeHee.

me

We believe that the Church received authority from God to make decisions binding on her flock.

In Matthew 16:19 Jesus gives this authority over his Church to Peter: "Whatever you bind on Earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in heaven."

In Matthew 18:18, he gives the power to all the apostles: "Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on Earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in heaven."

Do you believe in the Trinity and if you do, could you show me where I can find it in the Bible?

DebinNC

I thought the Carson quotes were calm and rational, especially compared to the histrionic View gals.

Jack is Back!ll

SD,

And they blame it on men who make all the dinners, sawshiches and such now. But haven't men been all the famous chef's anyway?

I feel so liberated.

DebinNC

"With the sun hanging high in the sky it seemed to be perfect weather for a picnic. But the seven proud feminist friends were in for a big surprise when none of them brought any food at all."

LOL

Porchlight

Please folks, I beg that we do not let ourselves get into Protestant vs. Catholic arguments during Holy Week...I apologize for my comments on the redacted stuff which I only meant lightheartedly.

Miss Marple

There are the most beautiful hand- carved ivory birds in the showcase here at the auction. Songbirds, peacock, parrots, etc. about 30.

No documentation, though, and I am too afraid of the Feds to buy them for resale. I actually thinks it's a violation to sell them locally, too, but I doubt any inspectors are at this little auction house.

Beautiful items, but dangerous to own. You have to be able to prove something is old ivory, and if you don't have proof, you can go to prison.

Now the auction is about to start so just got caught up with everyone's Lent discussion. I see I was off a bit, but then I am a convert with little training.

Will check in when I get home.

DebinNC

What arguing? I must have missed it.

DebinNC

Old ivory? Prison? MM, "when in doubt, don't" has never failed me yet.

Jack is Back!ll

Porch,

I am the son of a Catholic mother and a Episcopalian father. I attend both serivces and enjoy my family and friends from both sides. I cant think of a protestant denomination that i feel is not as Christian as mine. We split in a lot of places but not in Christ.

Plus what I tell Ferederick we are also Jewish but moved beyond some teachings.

narciso

this fellow I'm speaking,


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/01/former-gitmo-detainee-mullah-abdul-rauf-is-leading-taliban-recruiting-efforts-in-afghanistan/

Captain Hate

So I guess I get to cheer for RG3 some more...

Jack is Back!ll

Ch,

is he going to the Brownies?

Then their QB lottery wins keeps spinning I guess. BTW, I have always liek him and understand better than most the stuff a knee can do to you.

Captain Hate

Yes, JiB; apparently new head coach Hugh Jackson thinks he can resurrect his career and, whether true or not, they were able to pick him up on the cheap. They'll probably draft a QB anyway so hopefully the position won't be as much of a train wreck at the end of the season as it was before this.

GUS

Awesome thread we've created.
As I am 100% Irish, U2 is purrrrrrrrrfect.
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, to listen U2.

Buckeye

JiB

Did the docs go in and scope your knee to see if anything beyond the infection going on?

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