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Judiciary, Crime, & Courts / Re: Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh for SC
« Last post by richb on Today at 01:52:01 AM »
  Sessions is in a dark alley and he hears footsteps coming. Don't be surprised if he doesn't decide to spend more time with the family soon.

Sessions is a colossal disappointment,  which sucks because I had very low expectations to begin with.     He is like stuck in the past, fighting the battles of the past.   

Doubly because his old senate seat is now filled by a Democrat. 
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Judiciary, Crime, & Courts / Re: Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh for SC
« Last post by John Florida on Yesterday at 05:03:21 PM »
  Sessions is in a dark alley and he hears footsteps coming. Don't be surprised if he doesn't decide to spend more time with the family soon.
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World/Foreign Affairs / Re: Vietnam now
« Last post by WilliamVA on July 14, 2018, 06:40:39 PM »
There have always been racial tension between the two...mainly China's historical attitude regardless of governmental form that their race is pure compared to other orientals.

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After the US Vietnam war I recall China attacked Vietnam. Vietnam cleaned their clocks. The Vietnamese were used to hard fighting.

Maybe 10 years after the US Vietnam war the Vietnamese invited US warships to use the harbor at Cam Ranh bay.

Yep!  and on March 4, 2018 the USS Carl Vinson arrived in Danang Harbor. 
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Entertainment / Re: Not everybody in the entertainment biz is a mindless ghoul
« Last post by patentlymn on July 14, 2018, 05:30:13 PM »
Helps if you come from a sane nation with sane parents though!

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/gal-gadot-surprises-childrens-hospital-full-wonder-woman-gear-1125557

 ::cool::

I'll bet the male staff appreciated it more than the kids.
BTY she was in a movie Criminal with Keven Kostner. I really liked it.
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World/Foreign Affairs / Re: Vietnam now
« Last post by patentlymn on July 14, 2018, 05:24:44 PM »
There have always been racial tension between the two...mainly China's historical attitude regardless of governmental form that their race is pure compared to other orientals.

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After the US Vietnam war I recall China attacked Vietnam. Vietnam cleaned their clocks. The Vietnamese were used to hard fighting.

Maybe 10 years after the US Vietnam war the Vietnamese invited US warships to use the harbor at Cam Ranh bay.
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Faith & Family / Re: According to Who? – Soli ‘Meo’ Gloria
« Last post by Pablo de Fleurs on July 14, 2018, 01:06:59 PM »

My question to you was, however, strictly about government and their agents .......... and, inclusively, anybody asking "officially" after anything not their business.

That one's fairly straightforward:

"That, my good man, is simply none of your business. And, if it were ever any of your business, I'd most likely have one of those memory lapses that so plague the upper echelons of elitist politicians -  especially when they're under oath. Do I make myself clear, or shall I 'splain it to you again?"

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I’m a big fan of communicating directly to the issues and/or facts that, while evident, most do not address. If someone tells me “C’mon, Pablo, this one’s a no-brainer!” – I might ask “You’re not trying to intimidate me, are you? Because I’m still not getting it.”

Our son has a speech impediment which is severe when he’s on the phone – he’ll, literally, say “Uhm” 10 times in a row. I’ve told him to tell people that when on the phone: “I have a speech impediment which is severe & pronounced on the phone. I’m much better face to face.”

Strip the conversation down to the essentials and/or the obvious. Otherwise, people fill in the blanks on their own & are often wrong.
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Faith & Family / Re: According to Who? – Soli ‘Meo’ Gloria
« Last post by Pandora on July 14, 2018, 12:49:13 PM »
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Does answering the question "Does this dress make me look fat?" - in a manner that sustains ones marriage & keeps the other's self-esteem intact, represent "bearing false witness"?

Similar dilemma, but different.  I believe we are bound to tell the truth, not lie, to those owed The Truth.  But .... there is a tactful, truthful way to deal with such a question by avoiding a yes or no and, instead, suggesting another "dress", i.e. "That outfit does not do you justice but I think that blue whatsit with the thingamajig on the whosit makes you look splendid!"

My question to you was, however, strictly about government and their agents .......... and, inclusively, anybody asking "officially" after anything not their business.
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Faith & Family / Re: According to Who? – Soli ‘Meo’ Gloria
« Last post by Pablo de Fleurs on July 14, 2018, 12:02:07 PM »
Hmm…I’d have to examine the circumstances.

My hierarchy is God, family, country. Country if I’m defending the honor & safety of the country – but NOT if I’m defending myself & family AGAINST treasonous authority. We have freedoms granted us by God - - those looking to usurp those freedoms will face my wrath. The bible says “Thou Shalt not kill” – which is generally interpreted as “don’t murder” & doesn’t come into play if it’s self-defense.

One could choose not to lie & plead the Fifth – or directly lie & send the agent asking the question to eternity.
Bearing false witness usually brings harm to the one you’re bearing it against – but if that one is out to harm you, unconstitutionally or existentially, then bear it, IMO, we must.
We’ll still be judged on it by God - & that’s when you confess & claim Christ’s blood as covering it (not trivially, but in existential actuality).

There could also be individual situations where God is asking you to take a clear stand – and die in the process, bringing glory to Him – but remain unquestioningly truthful. Those one must sort out for themselves within the moment.

And, on a humorous note: here's a question for you: Does answering the question "Does this dress make me look fat?" - in a manner that sustains ones marriage & keeps the other's self-esteem intact, represent "bearing false witness"?  ;)
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Politics/Legislation/Elections / Re: Coup
« Last post by Pandora on July 14, 2018, 11:34:11 AM »
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Entertainment / Re: Not everybody in the entertainment biz is a mindless ghoul
« Last post by Pandora on July 14, 2018, 11:10:11 AM »
It's wonderful she's done that, but where's your evidence of sanity regarding her or her parents?
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