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by CraigInTwinCities
Wed May 23, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 7879

Kayne West isn't exactly a religious leader, but...

"Katrina is proof that George W. Bush hates black people."

So... yeah, whatever... Too tired right now to counterpoint or even evaluate whether I should, LOL... G'night Matt.
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed May 23, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jerry Falwell DOA
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

I don't miss Falwell, either... but unless we're talking about Hitler or bin-Laden or Ted Bundy, there's no reason to dance on anyone's grave. I have little good to say about former Presidents Clinton and Carter. Carter's antisemitism has even made me boost him up my list of "least liked Presidents"...
by CraigInTwinCities
Fri May 18, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Is this bigotry?
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Re: Am I an Anti-Semite?

CraigInTwinCities: If I refused to vote for Joe Lieberman while drunk (the only time I vote for Democrats) because he'll refuse to push the button on Saturdays, does that make me an anti-Semite? Just wondering... Were you drunk when you wrote this, LOL? Not sure I follow your logic. The only point ...
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu May 17, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jerry Falwell DOA
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

Sorry, Craig, but you'll get no "Oh, gee, ain't it too bad he's dead" crap from me. As I told others yesterday, I'm sure there will be other homosexuals who show more compassion and maturity toward this situation than I - so be it. I don't believe in hell, personally, but since he was so prone to w...
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed May 16, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jerry Falwell DOA
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

I get it, Thrice. We all get it. You hate Falwell with a white hot hatred. Good for you. Can't think of many people who liked him or the other two. Not saying I do. All I said is, dancing on the graves of anyone that's not a mass murderer, terrorist or serial killer is distasteful. Ultimately, it's ...
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed May 16, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jerry Falwell DOA
Replies: 16
Views: 4106

Won't miss him. Didn't like or care for him. But I find dancing on his grave distasteful. It's not like he's Hitler or Saddam or Osama. He's just a guy most everyone (including me) disagreed with to one extent or another. I mean, even frickin' Larry Flynt found something marginally civil to say abou...
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed May 16, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Spiderman 3
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

Spiderman 3

My wife and I went last weekend (to avoid opening week madhouse).

Great film... the critics are wrong. As always. Lots of fun. Of course, I'm a lifelong Spidey fan.
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed May 16, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Discovery Channel
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Re: Discovery Channel

dorajar wrote:Have you discovered anything lately that makes you happy? (Music, restaurant, recipe, news, author, etc.)?
Gwen Stefani's latest diddy is pretty catchy. "Sweet Escape," I think it's called.

Hated it the first few times I heard it, but it's been growing on me.
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed May 16, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Is this bigotry?
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Looks like you might get your wish, Craig! http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Politics/story?id=3171298&page=1 Interesting. We'll see. Just a note: the Newsweek poll referred to in the ABC story is a joke. It oversampled Democrats by an embarrassing degree to get those results... no other polling service is...
by CraigInTwinCities
Sun May 13, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Is this bigotry?
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

I doubt I'll vote Romney in the primary/caucus season. Not because he's Mormon, though. It's just I've prefer to vote for a more genuine conservative. Like maybe Newt if he tosses his hat in the ring, or Fred Thomspon possibly. Or if it's just the current field, then probably Mike Huckabee. But if i...
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon May 07, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Va Tech Killer Ignored Treatment Order
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

Cho's lawyer? Why does Cho need a lawyer? He's dead, right? :? I think Thrice missed the thrust of your question. Yes, Cho is dead. But he'd had a history of mental health problems and the court hearing Thrice is referring to is something that happened at least a year, perhaps a couple years, prior...
by CraigInTwinCities
Sat May 05, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Evangelicals Urge Adoption
Replies: 1
Views: 1155

Oh heavens... people who believe in God might... GASP... adopt kids?

Horrors!

This forum is just getting silly. Not even sure it's worth my time anymore.
by CraigInTwinCities
Tue May 01, 2007 12:18 am
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Randy Moss- Raiders Deal WR To New England
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Moss is Moss is Moss, no matter where he plays. He'll find a way to screw it up, and hopefully he doesn't take the Pats down with him... they have been one of my Top 3 favorite AFC teams for many years now (the Steelers and the Chiefs have historically been the other two). I don't have any NFC teams...
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Chris Coleman, St Paul Mayor, Hit By Drunk Driver
Replies: 12
Views: 3012

So, was Coleman hurt badly?
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Randy Moss- Raiders Deal WR To New England
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

PREDICTION: Moss won't finish the season as the #1 WR for the Pats. With all the receiving talent they've acquired this off-season, Moss isn't even the best guy on the team at this point.

Moss will be the #2 or even #3 receiver on their depth chart, eventually.
by CraigInTwinCities
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Garrison Keillor Offended Gays
Replies: 10
Views: 2403

nomnnice wrote: First of all, we're not friends, Craig.
Hmm, and here I was trying to be.

Alright, then. Fine.

Then there's no need for further dialog between us. I only debate with people I care about at some level.
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Garrison Keillor Offended Gays
Replies: 10
Views: 2403

Come now, NoMN... It was only a couple months ago that everyone played, "Pile on the hatred for Ann Coulter" because of her stupid F-word comment. If you want to pretend that hate-speech against homosexuals is still widely acceptable behavior, you're displaying a pretty convenient selective memory. ...
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Garrison Keillor Offended Gays
Replies: 10
Views: 2403

Keillor's a liberal. They can get away with anything, or so they think. Imus was a notable exception.
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Chanel, Maybelline, do we need you?
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

LadyM, I think it kind of depends on the person in question. Some women look better with a little makeup. Some women look better without it. I can't think of any women who look good in heavy makeup. Personally, I tend to prefer the natural look. My wife, for example, uses very little makeup. Of cour...
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 7879

LadyM,


Thanks for the clarifying remarks. It's cleared up the misunderstanding for me and I think the reason I went to such lengths to clear it up is that the previous statement seemed out of character for you.

I understand what you mean much more clearly now. Thanks.
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 7879

But, in my mind the biggest crime remains the indoctrination of children into the cult. LadyM, I don't mean to beat a dead horse since this thread has been a bit quiet of late, but this was one of your statements that I found a bit disappointing. This is where I felt you were casting a bit of a wid...
by CraigInTwinCities
Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Lifespan
Replies: 2
Views: 966

I don't think a lot about how long a lifespan I want; I try to simply take a day at a time and leave how many more of them I'll get up to a power greater than myself. I'm not saying I don't try to live wisely, eat wisely, drive wisely, etc., to make my life better while I'm here. But ultimately all ...
by CraigInTwinCities
Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Cho Not A Legal Firearms Owner
Replies: 22
Views: 3348

I'm kinda weird about gun rights, to be honest. On the one hand, I've never owned a gun and don't feel a compelling need to. I'm not a hunter and I'm not sure I'd want to take someone's life with one, even in self-defense. On the other hand, it's a constitutional right to own one, and I wouldn't wan...
by CraigInTwinCities
Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Cho Not A Legal Firearms Owner
Replies: 22
Views: 3348

Advocating violent and property destruction and arson, Dora? What the heck...?
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 7879

Re: People of Faith

I do not attack people of faith as a whole, gentlemen and ladies. I hold a great dislike and, yes, aversion to those who view faith as a business... Even so, I can understand the desire to follow blindly. What grates on me most, though, are the people one can find in virtually any faith, my own inc...
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 7879

Oh, come on now, Thrice. You really DIDN'T misunderstand that, did you? Of course Jackson and Sharpton don't get much of an audience with the Bush administration. But they DO hold a ton of sway with the Democrats, and if you think that they wouldn't hold the same status with the next Democratic pres...
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 7879

LadyM, I'm not saying it's always and inherantly good to have someone of faith in the White House. I do think that politics at that level breeds huge egos, and if some form of faith can help curb that by realizing there's something bigger in the world than self... that has some value. Not all people...
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 7879

Which makes them different from Jackson and Sharpton... how? Neither is good and it's the same situation on both sides.
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Another Dead Baby
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

LadyM,

Did you mean to address NonPart or me?
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 7879

They may be extremes, Craig, I'll grant you. But any one of the men I mentioned could be sitting in the Oval Office on an hour's notice if they demanded it, buttonholing the most powerful person on the face of the Earth. Those "extremists" demand and get far more influence in our government than th...
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Another Dead Baby
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

Re: TARDY ABORTION OR INFANTICIDE?

NonPartisan wrote:But in this country she could have walked into a "clinic" the day before she gave birth, and had a paid killer rid her of the "problem." Not safe for her, fatal for the child, and totally legal.
Not anymore, NonPart. Supreme Court upheld the ban against partial birth abortions today.
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Another Dead Baby
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

Here's the worst part...

The Pioneer Press reported today that the teenage nitwit who stabbed her baby 150 times or so... ...KNEW about Minnesota's policy allowing moms of unwanted babies to drop them off at hospitals within 72 hours of childbirth and leave them there to be adopted, no questions asked. And she stabbed her b...
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 7879

You're still defining all people of faith by the extremes, Thrice.

But I've made that point in the post above and if it's not already clear, it never will be. Oh well.
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: What you think about
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

dorajar wrote:Will I have time to go for a jog AND do laundry AND make dinner AND shower AND go to the bank AND stop by the Playwright's Center to pick up a script, all after work but before rehearsal?
So... did you? :) Hope so!
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Cho Seung-Hui Video To NBC
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

But "quick and easy" answers is all most of the media is offering. I've heard them ALL trotted out in the last 48 hours, just as Dora predicted. From gun control to videogames to the corruption of capitalism to "it's Bush's fault," ... everyone is blaming everything and everyone except the one place...
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 7879

*sigh* I am torn here. On the one hand, I feel a bit compelled to stick up for people of faith, because I am a person of faith - and prior to becoming messianic, I was best described, I suppose, as an evangelical. On the other hand, it was some of the weirdness in certain churches I encountered that...
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: What you think about
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

How glad I am to finally have new tires on my car, and how blessed they didn't blow out on me considering how long it took me to replace them.
by CraigInTwinCities
Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Janie Peterson at FOX 9
Replies: 18
Views: 18375

Janie, I turn the volume up to 11 on my opinions at times on this board, simply because I'm reacting to polar opposites so often. However, my general view is that the claim of "consensus" on the subject is: A) Premature B) Not science, since science isn't determined by "consensus." There's far too m...
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Libations
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Very seldom and very selectively. And less often as time goes on. At the most, I never drank more than one alcoholic beverage in a single day, and even then I probably only drank 1-2 a week. (My dad was an alcoholic when I was growing up and he went through treatment when I was 13, so I've always be...
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: Love Talk
Topic: Is it true that Nice Guys finish last?
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

I waited until I was nearly 40 before I found the right gal. While not exactly finishing last, I certainly wasn't anywhere near first to the alter, and I'm actually a pretty nice guy, esp. compared to how some of my classmates turned out...
by CraigInTwinCities
Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Lasik Eye Surgery
Replies: 16
Views: 3428

Shop around. There should be lower prices out there without sacrificing quality and safety.
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cecil's in St. Paul
Replies: 1
Views: 1208

Cecil's in St. Paul

Anyone looking for a great Passover menu for under $10 a plate need look no further than Cecil's on Cleveland Avenue in St. Paul. Great food, great price, great if modest atmosphere.

My wife and I especially enjoyed their salmon and onion fried matza meal... great stuff.
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Easter
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Don't celebrate it. I observe Passover and the feast of unleavened bread.
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Janie Peterson at FOX 9
Replies: 18
Views: 18375

Janie Peterson FOX 9

Janie, I doubt anyone will get too harsh with you. Personally, I liked your forecasts, although my favorite forecaster of all is Dave Dahl. I tend to watch either Fox 9 or KSTP 5 most of the time. KARE 11 rarely. And I do what I can to avoid WCCO 4. Just personal preferences. Like a lot of people, I...
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Your Song
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

The song that comes closest to being "our song" for my wife and I is an obscure messianic praise song that most people have never heard of. We had it performed at our wedding: Dance with Me Chris Dupree CHORUS Dance with me O lover of my soul To the song of all songs Romance me O lover of my soul To...
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Janie Peterson at FOX 9
Replies: 18
Views: 18375

Janie Peterson FOX 9 Meteorologist

Welcome Janie. Resident "hated conservative" here, don't judge me too harshly. Glad to see you checking in! Miss you on Fox 9. Good luck with your new ventures. Feel free to chip in on any topics. MOST (not all) of us are respectful and well-spoken, even when we disagree. As for the rest... ignore t...
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Lasik Eye Surgery
Replies: 16
Views: 3428

Dora, Lasik is fairly safe from what I understand, and rather routine. Don't let anyone scare you about it. I do think you're being a bit melodramatic about the "inconvenience" of glasses/contacts, but that's just your personality, I think.... And I'm sorry to hear you feel bad about yourself with g...
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Muslim Storeclerks At Target Refuse To Handle Pork
Replies: 19
Views: 5652

Well, it's pretty simple logic. Be it pork or birth control, if you have a problem with being expected to do that, either work for an employer that doesn't require it (Muslims could work in Muslim markets that don't carry pork, for example and pharmacists could work for pro-life pharmacies) ... OR ....
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Muslim Storeclerks At Target Refuse To Handle Pork
Replies: 19
Views: 5652

No, they don't need to be forced to handle it; if they prefer not to, then don't work as a checkout person in a grocery store. Just wanting to make sure that if a=b, then b=c: So, by your statement above, would you then agree that a person who doesn't want to fill birth control prescriptions should...
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Muslim Storeclerks At Target Refuse To Handle Pork
Replies: 19
Views: 5652

No, they don't need to be forced to handle it; if they prefer not to, then don't work as a checkout person in a grocery store.

Jewish people are anti-pork, too, and can understand this. Muslims are smart folks, by and large ... I find it hard to believe they can't understand it.
by CraigInTwinCities
Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: John Harrington- "Stop Black On Black Crime In St. Paul
Replies: 4
Views: 967

I appreciate Harrington's point and yours, Thrice, but I don't know... There's no element of crime that's good, whether it's white on white, black on white, white on black or black on black. Injecting the race issue into crime seems to me to carry more inherent risks than rewards. It tends to skew t...
by CraigInTwinCities
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Muslim Storeclerks At Target Refuse To Handle Pork
Replies: 19
Views: 5652

As a messianic believer who keeps kosher, I can share that the Jewish perspective (or at least the branch of it I operate in) is that the pork prohibition is all about refusing to EAT pork, not about handling it. In Judaism, there is also a thing about how handling blood can make one ritually impure...
by CraigInTwinCities
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: John Harrington- "Stop Black On Black Crime In St. Paul
Replies: 4
Views: 967

How about stop ALL crime, not just one category?

Yeesh. :roll:
by CraigInTwinCities
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Concealed Carry Law- No Link To Crime Increase
Replies: 18
Views: 4521

Concealed carry usually results in a lower crime rate, not a higher one.

Here: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/h ... /14167.ctl

That's U of Chicago Press... hardly a right-wing source. Very academic study.
by CraigInTwinCities
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Most Dangerous States- Crime 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2240

Depends on what type of crime is being measured, I think. I remember back a few years ago, I moved down to the Houston area briefly. Their local evening news was almost wall-to-wall murder stories... Shocking contrast because when I moved back to MN, it seems like our evening news was wall-to-wall s...
by CraigInTwinCities
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Lasik Eye Surgery
Replies: 16
Views: 3428

Dora, Best wishes with the procedure. I've often thought about it but never had enough income to set aside for it in a cafeteria plan or MSA. My understanding is that the cost is down below $1,000/eye, but personally I'm not sure I would trust anyone who's doing for radically less than that... I'd p...
by CraigInTwinCities
Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Tubby Smith- New Gophers Hoops Coach
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

Smith's coaching record is around .750. His first season will probably be well below that, but give him a couple years to recruit "the right kids" and the Golden Gophers should be really golden again.

Smith is probably an even better hire than Saunders would have been.
by CraigInTwinCities
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Another Dead Child, Sex Offender In Custody
Replies: 2
Views: 787

I wonder how many who knew of these folks called in to county officials and were told, "Unless you have a specific allegation of known sexual contact between this guy and a child, we can't do anything." Trouble is, often people "know" what's going on but can't "prove it" until it's too late, and the...
by CraigInTwinCities
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Word of Mouth - Good Ones
Topic: School Donations Made Easy
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Wow, silly me. And here I thought property taxes going out of control all the time was "donations" enough...
by CraigInTwinCities
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Jokes, Humor, Something Interesting ...
Topic: Black President?
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

:lol: You have to admit, it's a rather "playground" atmosphere lately, between the right and the left.

"Faggot"

"Retard"

Can't we all just grow up and disagree like civilized adults? :) Like Dora and me, for the most part...
by CraigInTwinCities
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Jokes, Humor, Something Interesting ...
Topic: Black President?
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

And where was this "lighten up" attitude toward someone you disagree with, my friend? Ann's comment was an attempt at humor - a tactless, unsuccessful one, but an attempt nonetheless.

Personally, I don't consider there to be much difference, other than which side is being nasty to the other.
by CraigInTwinCities
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Jokes, Humor, Something Interesting ...
Topic: Black President?
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Proof of that double-standard. Rock can call W a retard and not be criticized, but let Ann Coulter use the "other F-word" and she needs to be obliterated from the planet?

Nice standards, there, Dora... :)
by CraigInTwinCities
Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: CONSERVATIVE vs LIBERAL ON ONE CRIME
Replies: 21
Views: 4728

Well put.
by CraigInTwinCities
Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Protecting children the Minnesota way
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Odin, I'm breaking my "silent treatment" of you this once to warn you not to get personal with me about my family. That's crossing a line. The reason I ignore you is because you can't have a civil discussion without insulting the person you're talking to. You want to be that kind of person, that's f...
by CraigInTwinCities
Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Protecting children the Minnesota way
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Protecting children the Minnesota way

You know, for a state that spends as much as we do on "social services," we're pretty darn backward in MN about protecting kids. I won't share many specifics here, but my wife and I have a nephew who was adopted out of my sister's home, and younger nephew who still gets to visit his older brother on...
by CraigInTwinCities
Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: "Mistakes Were Made"
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Tell me this: Gonzales and company talked about dismissing eight US attorneys, and NEVER DID IT. You want to talk about "where's the outrage?" Where was the outrage when Bill Clinton entered the Oval Office and fired EVERY SINGLE US ATTORNEY in ONE FELL SWOOP! Not just talked about it. DID IT. Find ...
by CraigInTwinCities
Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Overpopulation: the result of economic inequality?
Replies: 29
Views: 6581

I have fantasized that if I were wealthy, I would use some of my money to go to underdeveloped countries and start factories or other job-creating activities that would give people a decent standard of living and a stable starting point for a better life. Bill Gates and other billionaires are alrea...
by CraigInTwinCities
Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Overpopulation: the result of economic inequality?
Replies: 29
Views: 6581

What some are failing to consider here on this topic is that some third-world cultures grow accustomed to having tons of children purely for survival percentages. America and other developed nations have a relatively low infant mortality rate and a relatively high age expectancy. In lesser-developed...
by CraigInTwinCities
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Love Talk
Topic: Veto Power in Relationships
Replies: 5
Views: 2175

Speaking from the male perspective... women almost always have veto power over men in relationships.

Oh sure... "go ahead and do what you want to, honey," ... but watch out if you do! ;)
by CraigInTwinCities
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Overpopulation: the result of economic inequality?
Replies: 29
Views: 6581

The false aspects are not in the hard facts cited, but in the logic that assumes there's a link. Sorry, Dora... I just don't buy it. It's politics and spin, fueled by an agenda (in this case, a liberal agenda, though conservatives do it, too), nothing more. Why do I feel like I could say, "The sky ...
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Overpopulation: the result of economic inequality?
Replies: 29
Views: 6581

The false aspects are not in the hard facts cited, but in the logic that assumes there's a link.

Sorry, Dora... I just don't buy it. It's politics and spin, fueled by an agenda (in this case, a liberal agenda, though conservatives do it, too), nothing more.
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Overpopulation: the result of economic inequality?
Replies: 29
Views: 6581

Yes, as a matter of fact, I still don't believe economics has anything to do with who's having tons of babies. Sorry. IMO, it's a false assumption.
by CraigInTwinCities
Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Overpopulation: the result of economic inequality?
Replies: 29
Views: 6581

Overpopulation has nothing to do with "economic inequality." It's a lot more simple than that: too many people having babies. Though personally I don't see that problem being much of a problem in America. Maybe in India, maybe in China. Maybe even Japan. But most countries have PLENTY of room to gro...
by CraigInTwinCities
Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Ethanol- Is It The Answer?
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Thrice, What few sources talk about when it comes to ethanol, especially here in the Midwest where even the GOP lives in fear of the farmer's lobby, is that ethanol is not a viable alternative. I won't go into an exhaustive thesis as to why, but here are the bullet points: 1) Ethanol is honestly pri...
by CraigInTwinCities
Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus Tomb
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Saw the documentary and it was impressive in its filmmaking qualities for building up a sense of "he has a case here," but less sensation-prone scholars are weighing in with meatier arguments.

Like so: http://www.bib-arch.org/bswbKCtombmagness.html