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R. E. Lee, unperson March 26, 2017 at 9:15 a.m.

To skate on ice as thin as Greenberg places himself upon requires some miraculous levitation. Since Paul doesn't exhibit such in his rationale, his conjectures are basically all wet. Thanks to RBear for pointing out where Greenberg is drowning due to the weight of his errors.
Wonder if Paul has a picture of St Robert with a shining halo above his silver locks? Wouldn't be surprised.....

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Arkansas senator files resolution to chastise NCAA referees after UA loss March 24, 2017 at 10:28 a.m.

Remember what good Christians say: Love the winner, hate the win.

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Letters March 21, 2017 at 2:18 p.m.

Another attack of the godwilla monster -- gloom and doom if you're not part of my room. Why does religion tend to make nice people such jerks?

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Let’s get this going March 12, 2017 at 2:45 p.m.

FYI: Here is a good article that discusses anonymous sources, journalists vs public opinion of same, better clarification of sources yet still protecting the source from harm, and how much vetting of these anonymous sources goes on that has remained unreported. It is often multiple sources coming forward with the same story and remarkably White House aides will verify the stories in many cases.
ht tps://ww w.nytimes.co m/2017/02/18/public-editor/the-risk-of-unnamed-sources-unconvinced-readers.html?_r=0
It is not one source good, the other bad simply because of political identifications. That oversimplification basically is how to divide the reader camps and their take on sources. Journalists rely instead on how a variety of sources answer on the same set of inquiries.
Anyway....please read the article. It should enlighten you on the subject.

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Must love dogs March 12, 2017 at 9:21 a.m.

AuntP - the most reliable number is 80% "mercy" deaths. Still high mind you, but more accurate than your 98%. Multiple sources on this number.
But, let's hear from PETA:
"Like open-admission animal shelters across the country, PETA performs the heartbreaking task of euthanizing animals who are unwanted for one reason or another: because they are aggressive, sick, hurt, elderly, or at death's door and because no good homes exist for them. Front groups for animal-exploiting industries seize on this aspect of our work to further their agenda, attempt to divide our movement, and protect their profits.

One of these groups is the disingenuously named Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) , which is run by lobbyist Richard Berman and is funded by KFC , Outback Steakhouse, Philip Morris, cattle ranchers, and other companies who cruelly kill millions of healthy animals every year—and who bring them into this world just to kill them. The CCF devotes considerable manpower, time, and money in an attempt to make people who care about animals believe false and misleading information about PETA's work."
AuntP: The Vegan diet for animals is in keeping with their philosophy not to use animals as meat. The vegan meals are healthy and provide the necessary nutrients and vitamins.
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AuntP: The anti-freeze comment was sick, hateful, and uncalled for. Try not to act so ignorant next time. You were making good points (if not quite accurate) until you stooped to slanderous comments at the end.

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Letters March 12, 2017 at 8:34 a.m.

Les - Some of us prefer to choose science and reason over superstition and blind faith.
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FYI

Climate Myth vs Climate Science
1. "Climate's changed before" -
Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time; humans are now the dominant forcing.
2. "It's the sun" -
In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions
3. "It's not bad" -
Negative impacts of global warming on agriculture, health & environment far outweigh any positives.
4. "There is no consensus" -
97% of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming.
5. "It's cooling" -
The last decade 2000-2009 was the hottest on record.
6. "Models are unreliable" -
Models successfully reproduce temperatures since 1900 globally, by land, in the air and the ocean.
7. "Temp record is unreliable" -
The warming trend is the same in rural and urban areas, measured by thermometers and satellites.
8. "Animals & plants can adapt" -
Global warming will cause mass extinctions of species that cannot adapt on short time scales.
9. "It hasn't warmed since 1998" -
Every part of the Earth's climate system has continued warming since 1998, with 2015 shattering temperature records.
10. "Antarctica is gaining ice" -
Satellites measure Antarctica losing land ice at an accelerating rate.
11. "Ice age predicted in 70s" -
The vast majority of climate papers in the 1970s predicted warming.
12. CO2 lags temperature" -
CO2 didn't initiate warming from past ice ages but it did amplify the warming.
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For more climate fact vs climate myth, go to:
h ttps://w ww.skepticalscience.c om/argument.php
h ttp://grist.or g/series/skeptics/

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For states' rights March 11, 2017 at 2:57 a.m.

Actually, Mr Boozman, we're ready for congressmen who will show up at town halls and face their constituents instead of hiding behind phone call screens.
Instead of bloviating about states rights, let's instead talk about citizens rights to have a face-to-face meeting with their representatives in congress, to speak out their feelings about some of the upcoming legislation, to demand answers and explanations, and to voice concerns over issues that affect our lives.
Don't you dare talk to us about any kind of rights when you ignore the most basic of our rights to hold you accountable in a public forum. It is hard to believe were supposedly a nation that is free and brave when cowards such as you are chosen as one of our leaders.
You, certainly, are not brave, and your absence hinders our freedom.

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Arkansas panel endorses naming Bible state's official book March 10, 2017 at 5:33 p.m.

Let's go back to your first entry gohogs:
"None of you folks act like Christians (thank God!). Just a bunch of hypocrites, nothing more. Go ahead, have your "fun" now but there will be an accounting, not my words but God's."
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In it you attack us, offer thanks to the deity for not being like us, slander us as hypocrites, discredit our arguments as nothing but "fun" by which you mean "blasphemy" since you immediately follow that comment with a threat.
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Your second entry, monsieur gohog, begins to get petulant:
"Why don't any of you libs ever say anything nice about anyone or anything? You must be miserable all the time. The only time you're "happy" is when you get your way. So sad...."
**After attacking us and being responded to (with some tough love admonition on my part, I must admit), you get caught in a most hypocritical statement regarding "say anything nice" when your own first statement lacks nice statements also.
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No need to continue because the remaining gohog entries are just wimpering and whining about how mean we are to be picking on gohog. Each containing further attacks about our personages, etc.
Not once, not ever, in no way does gohog offer a defense for the resolution. If this is so important to him, why does he not defend it and explain his rationale?
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I close my final comment (I will not return to this page anymore) with the outstanding words of Kelly Cadenas, written in 2007 while attending Harvard:
"“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.” Like many before and after him, Benjamin Franklin recognized that faith and reason are opposites. Men, he thought, can seek truth by using either reason or faith, but not both. Many people today, however, do not believe that there is a conflict between faith and reason. They are quick to point out that faith has nothing to fear from reason because reason is not the enemy of faith, but its allied partner in a common search for truth. But serious practitioners of faith today are more than willing to shut their eyes when reason contradicts their beliefs, and as a result, censor those who exercise rational thought. The results of this conflict impact every aspect of human life. Today, more so than during Franklin’s time, faith is exerting an alarmingly strong influence in America’s culture.
"Benjamin Franklin was indeed right when he observed that those who “see by faith…shut the eye of reason.” When a person attempts to use both eyes simultaneously to reach a decision on a particular issue, he discovers that the two eyes often see things differently. Ultimately, he either follows God—a feeling for which he has no evidence—or he follows reason. No other alternative is possible. Unfortunately, our culture is bag-full of people, especially leaders, who choose the former course on a majority of very important issues. But the character of our culture can change, and its course will depend on which eye you, the reader, choose to use."

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Arkansas panel endorses naming Bible state's official book March 10, 2017 at 5:11 p.m.

I can see why gohog didn't read what our Founding Fathers wrote. It was much too long and too difficult for him. What few paragraphs I've written here are but a drop in the ocean compared to the many, many paragraphs they wrote to explain themselves and their beliefs about this nation.
So, I guess his lack of concern about "diatribes" applies to them also. And that's the shame of it all. Not once has he chosen to seek the wisdom or the rationale of those founding fathers. Not once has he shown any respect toward them and their cause.
It's only been about himself. I guess I better bring the conversation down to his level:
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How about them Hogs?!!

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Arkansas panel endorses naming Bible state's official book March 10, 2017 at 10:58 a.m.

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
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I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things. Benjamin Franklin
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If you know of Franklin's strong Deist belief then you understand in the smallest way what he is saying above and how all of it so strongly connects with writings and quotes from other Founding Fathers.
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gohog - read Marcus Borg (one of the many good authors on my religious bookshelf and highly recommended for his scholarly understanding of Christianity and Christ). As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, as long as you rely solely upon Faith, then you are going along blindly with your life.

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