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Old 2015-09-16, 17:35   #617
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Bob's rule #3, for every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.
Care to publish the earlier-numbered rules?

One of my observations is: people complain.

No matter what proposal is made, there will be those who complain about it.
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Old 2015-09-16, 17:42   #618
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When one proposes a project, those above have to piss on it to make it their own.
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Old 2015-09-16, 18:04   #619
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Default An Evangelical responds to Sanders' speech at Liberty U

I think this is very cool. I hope it is real. I love it when scriptural language turns on (some of) its adherents.

These are excerpts from a 17 minute audio clip, to which I have not listened. I might get around to it.

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He was convicting the Christian leaders and the religious leaders in that university, and calling us out for being complicit in the abandonment of those who suffer, the least of these, and siding with the powerful and rich, the masters of this world. And he was convicting us and calling us out, and we scorned him, and we stared him down; and, with sour faces, we thought, "Who is this wacko, and why do all these people seem to follow him, seem to like him – this wild-haired Jew, crying out from the wilderness of the political left, in his hoarse voice?"
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Old 2015-09-16, 20:19   #620
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Old 2015-09-16, 20:53   #621
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This is sickening.
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Old 2015-09-17, 02:11   #622
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Completely unsurprising especially coming from a very conservative region of the country. He's dark skinned and has a Muslim name- he must be a terrorist!!! The level of Islamophobia in my country is truly saddening. It's only 'slightly' out of the realm of possibility that half of the current GOP candidates, if elected, would round up all Muslims and place them into WWII style internment camps.
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Old 2015-09-17, 02:35   #623
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Completely unsurprising especially coming from a very conservative region of the country. He's dark skinned and has a Muslim name- he must be a terrorist!!! The level of Islamophobia in my country is truly saddening. It's only 'slightly' out of the realm of possibility that half of the current GOP candidates, if elected, would round up all Muslims and place them into WWII style internment camps.
Believe me. I know. I grew up a little over 200 miles south of the scene of this bigotry and ignorance.

If such threatening things as circuit boards had existed for the general public in my time there, they would not have bothered with the cops. They would have given him a severe beating and sent him back to class.
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Old 2015-09-17, 03:46   #624
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Believe me. I know. I grew up a little over 200 miles south of the scene of this bigotry and ignorance.

If such threatening things as circuit boards had existed for the general public in my time there, they would not have bothered with the cops. They would have given him a severe beating and sent him back to class.
Sent him back to class? That is much better than stories event recently (last 20 years) of blacks being drug to their death by being tied to a rope attached to a motor vehicle. It is horrifying that such hate/bigotry/ignorance still exists in modern America. I have a lot of very conservative friends and acquaintances in Kansas and many of them stereotype all Muslims as terrorists. It's absurd and illogical but they are completely resolute in this asinine ideology. I have a real fear that Islamophobia in America is only going to get worse in the next few years regardless of whether a Republican or Democrat is elected next year; however, I think that if Republican is elected, diplomacy with Islamic nations is going to take a turn south.

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Old 2015-09-17, 05:38   #625
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Care to publish the earlier-numbered rules?

One of my observations is: people complain.

No matter what proposal is made, there will be those who complain about it.
Rule #1 Everything takes longer and costs more than expected, even when
taking into account Bob's rule #1

Rule #2 The first thing to do in a crisis is determine who to blame
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Old 2015-09-17, 13:48   #626
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Rule #2 The first thing to do in a crisis is determine who to blame
How is that productive?

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Old 2015-09-17, 15:03   #627
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How is that productive?

It makes people feel better when they can blame someone else. It makes the accuser feel more productive.

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