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282Mikado

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    282Mikado reacted to Jim_Alaska in 10% offering   
    Many times it is difficult to understand another persons situation when you don't know all the facts. Therefore it is hard to make a valid suggestion about the situation. In this case I know where totoosart lives. He lives in a country where Christianity is not only banned, but the authorities actually seek out Christians and try to detect where and when they may be meeting. If the authorities find them or their meeting place there, can be life threatening consequences, in other words they could be arrested and even put to death. So this situation can have dire consequences for him if he is not extremely careful. Just owning a Bible or trying to give out Bibles can be dangerous.
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    282Mikado got a reaction from Musician4God1611 in "A Place on Calvary"   
    I've always liked bluegrass music and have been to a number of big name festivals, so when I got saved it was just natural that I would turn to Bluegrass Gospel. Unfortunately, "gospel" music in just about every genre often preaches "another gospel".
    The first time I ever heard this song it was recorded by the Statler Brothers back in the '90s. It was written by Don Reid's son, Langdon. 
    We (Christians) are an often untapped market in the music world. We have money that these groups want to exploit so these secular "artists" compose lyrics about that which they have little to no knowledge. Even the Statler Brothers. Sad.
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    282Mikado got a reaction from Alan in "A Place on Calvary"   
    I've always liked bluegrass music and have been to a number of big name festivals, so when I got saved it was just natural that I would turn to Bluegrass Gospel. Unfortunately, "gospel" music in just about every genre often preaches "another gospel".
    The first time I ever heard this song it was recorded by the Statler Brothers back in the '90s. It was written by Don Reid's son, Langdon. 
    We (Christians) are an often untapped market in the music world. We have money that these groups want to exploit so these secular "artists" compose lyrics about that which they have little to no knowledge. Even the Statler Brothers. Sad.
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    282Mikado reacted to 4everHis in Homeschool Education   
    You may want to investigate what the parameters of a school year needs to be in the state in which you reside.  You may also want to consider that not everyone learns the same way.  Your child may need more than the time you've allotted to master the material necessary for his/her grade.  When your children are younger, you will want to ensure that they become excellent readers and accurate mathematicians.  This can often take more time than you have specified.  Finally, March to September is a long stretch of time for a child to remember the concepts learned previously.  It seems from your statement that this is all theoretical, but nonetheless, you may want to consider other factors before cementing your ideas.
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    282Mikado got a reaction from Alan in Huntsville, AL   
    Sweet Springs Baptist Church is worth the 1/2 hour drive north. Pastor is Brent Logan.
     
     
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    282Mikado got a reaction from Genevanpreacher in The Never Ending Story...   
    ..."Happy snails to you"...
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    282Mikado reacted to Covenanter in The Never Ending Story...   
    but the snails were unhappy negotiating the cactus spines
     
     
     
    Semi-off-topic - I wrote this in response to a challenge to write a poem about a childhood experience of a forum contributor. She went to the outside loo to find it was crawling with snails. He big brother had collected them from the garden, & didn't know what to do with them.
     
    I've a whale of a tale to tell you folk,
    this tale of a snail is true.
    It happened not so long ago
    when Kathy went to the loo.
    The snails were coming up & up,
    while other things went down;
    however hard poor Kathy tried,
    those snails she couldn't drown.
     
    Now snails have eyes on every stalk;
    our private parts are private.
    She ran back crying to her Mum
    who couldn't quite believe it.
    Sharks & crocodiles are fierce,
    though snails are not so scary;
    the bane of every sister's life
    is brothers, so be wary.
     
    I put it to music & sang it. No-one else responded to the challenge.
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    282Mikado got a reaction from HappyChristian in The Never Ending Story...   
    ...I mindlessly noshed on my pinto steak and my pinto beans. Becoming thirsty I mounted my t'rusty' Ford Pinto and went to the store for a pint-o' apple cider to wash it all down. Having properly sated both appetite and thirst I said to myself "BOB" (which is what I often call myself) where can this crazy story possibly take us from here?"...
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    282Mikado got a reaction from Miss Daisy in Speechless   
    I get really annoyed when politicians and gambling proponents say that legalized gambling will bring employment and money into the area. I never bought into that argument as, to me, it has always been OBvious that the costs would far outweigh any benefit. I am usually rebuffed and told that the cost are minimal. Well recently I have done some research and here is what I have found:
     
    In reviewing the literature available on gambling, the social costs typically fall into nine groups.
    Crime costs: Police, apprehension, adjudication, and incarceration expenditures. There is a definite connection between gambling and crime through pathological gambling, which is defined by the American Psychiatric Association in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM IV) as “persistent and recurrent mal-adaptive gambling behavior as indicated by five (or more) of” ten items. Among these behaviors are committing illegal acts such as forgery, fraud, and theft to finance one’s gambling. Business and employment costs: Lost productivity on the jOB, lost work time, and unemployment-related employer costs (such as retraining workers or searching for replacement workers). Bankruptcy: Costs on society are typically in the form of legal and other resources expended. Suicide: Costs on families and the wider society as well as ending the life of despondent gamblers. Bear in mind that insurance policies are typically void if the person covered commits suicide. Illness related to pathological gambling: Illnesses include stress related sickness, cardiovascular disorders, anxiety, depression, and cognitive disorders. Social service costs: Unemployment, treatment costs, and other social services and payments related to gambling. Direct regulatory costs: Government oversight of gambling and the gambling industry. Family costs: Divorce, separation, child abuse and neglect. Domestic violence is also related to gambling disorders. Abused dollars: Dollars OBtained improperly but not reported as a crime. Often this is the case because the money or property is stolen by a relative or friend. Social costs collected from seven studies and adjusted to April 2011 dollars using the CPI-U price index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the average annual social cost per pathological gambler as $9,393 annually. This cost does not account for suicide or government direct regulatory costs as no numbers were available for these two groups.
     
    Other costs not factored into the above studies were the technological externalities not related to pathological gambling.
    Costs of lOBbying and corruption Costs of regulation of the industry Costs of monitoring the industry Alleviated money laundering Regressive effect of gambling (money goes from poor to rich people) All tolled, gambling looks pretty expensive to me; especially to the families that get sucked into its claws.
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    282Mikado got a reaction from John81 in Speechless   
    I get really annoyed when politicians and gambling proponents say that legalized gambling will bring employment and money into the area. I never bought into that argument as, to me, it has always been OBvious that the costs would far outweigh any benefit. I am usually rebuffed and told that the cost are minimal. Well recently I have done some research and here is what I have found:
     
    In reviewing the literature available on gambling, the social costs typically fall into nine groups.
    Crime costs: Police, apprehension, adjudication, and incarceration expenditures. There is a definite connection between gambling and crime through pathological gambling, which is defined by the American Psychiatric Association in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM IV) as “persistent and recurrent mal-adaptive gambling behavior as indicated by five (or more) of” ten items. Among these behaviors are committing illegal acts such as forgery, fraud, and theft to finance one’s gambling. Business and employment costs: Lost productivity on the jOB, lost work time, and unemployment-related employer costs (such as retraining workers or searching for replacement workers). Bankruptcy: Costs on society are typically in the form of legal and other resources expended. Suicide: Costs on families and the wider society as well as ending the life of despondent gamblers. Bear in mind that insurance policies are typically void if the person covered commits suicide. Illness related to pathological gambling: Illnesses include stress related sickness, cardiovascular disorders, anxiety, depression, and cognitive disorders. Social service costs: Unemployment, treatment costs, and other social services and payments related to gambling. Direct regulatory costs: Government oversight of gambling and the gambling industry. Family costs: Divorce, separation, child abuse and neglect. Domestic violence is also related to gambling disorders. Abused dollars: Dollars OBtained improperly but not reported as a crime. Often this is the case because the money or property is stolen by a relative or friend. Social costs collected from seven studies and adjusted to April 2011 dollars using the CPI-U price index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the average annual social cost per pathological gambler as $9,393 annually. This cost does not account for suicide or government direct regulatory costs as no numbers were available for these two groups.
     
    Other costs not factored into the above studies were the technological externalities not related to pathological gambling.
    Costs of lOBbying and corruption Costs of regulation of the industry Costs of monitoring the industry Alleviated money laundering Regressive effect of gambling (money goes from poor to rich people) All tolled, gambling looks pretty expensive to me; especially to the families that get sucked into its claws.
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    282Mikado got a reaction from Standing Firm In Christ in Speechless   
    I get really annoyed when politicians and gambling proponents say that legalized gambling will bring employment and money into the area. I never bought into that argument as, to me, it has always been OBvious that the costs would far outweigh any benefit. I am usually rebuffed and told that the cost are minimal. Well recently I have done some research and here is what I have found:
     
    In reviewing the literature available on gambling, the social costs typically fall into nine groups.
    Crime costs: Police, apprehension, adjudication, and incarceration expenditures. There is a definite connection between gambling and crime through pathological gambling, which is defined by the American Psychiatric Association in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM IV) as “persistent and recurrent mal-adaptive gambling behavior as indicated by five (or more) of” ten items. Among these behaviors are committing illegal acts such as forgery, fraud, and theft to finance one’s gambling. Business and employment costs: Lost productivity on the jOB, lost work time, and unemployment-related employer costs (such as retraining workers or searching for replacement workers). Bankruptcy: Costs on society are typically in the form of legal and other resources expended. Suicide: Costs on families and the wider society as well as ending the life of despondent gamblers. Bear in mind that insurance policies are typically void if the person covered commits suicide. Illness related to pathological gambling: Illnesses include stress related sickness, cardiovascular disorders, anxiety, depression, and cognitive disorders. Social service costs: Unemployment, treatment costs, and other social services and payments related to gambling. Direct regulatory costs: Government oversight of gambling and the gambling industry. Family costs: Divorce, separation, child abuse and neglect. Domestic violence is also related to gambling disorders. Abused dollars: Dollars OBtained improperly but not reported as a crime. Often this is the case because the money or property is stolen by a relative or friend. Social costs collected from seven studies and adjusted to April 2011 dollars using the CPI-U price index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the average annual social cost per pathological gambler as $9,393 annually. This cost does not account for suicide or government direct regulatory costs as no numbers were available for these two groups.
     
    Other costs not factored into the above studies were the technological externalities not related to pathological gambling.
    Costs of lOBbying and corruption Costs of regulation of the industry Costs of monitoring the industry Alleviated money laundering Regressive effect of gambling (money goes from poor to rich people) All tolled, gambling looks pretty expensive to me; especially to the families that get sucked into its claws.
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    282Mikado got a reaction from John81 in Speechless   
    This is a principle reason why my FIL and I have a hard time seeing eye to eye.
     
    Two of his favorite sayings are: "I'm waiting for my ship to come in" (while he has spent most of his life unemployed (by choice))... and "I'm looking for someone to sue".
     
    He firmly believes that because he lives in America he is entitled to everything America has to offer at no expense to him.
     
    I am 53. I've had two jOBs since I was 17: Navy (14.5 years), and my current jOB (21.5 years). He has often audibly wondered how I do it. "How do you get up every day and go to the same jOB"?
     
    I've been married 26 years to this man's wonderful daughter and I still can't wrap my mind around his ethical beliefs.
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    282Mikado reacted to HappyChristian in The Never Ending Story...   
    ...whose last name was Gingrich...
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    282Mikado got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in The Never Ending Story...   
    ...or not... Regardless, Krepnirm advised that I must still be dreaming as I am OBviously still in the fictional land of Nebraska (Mutual of Omaha?) and so he recommended I go off with his friend, Jim Fowler, who was preparing to leave to some remote location in Africa to personally wrestle with the 10 most deadly animals known to man. (poor Jim, Marlin always did get the easy jOBs).
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    282Mikado reacted to No Nicolaitans in The Never Ending Story...   
    After rounding the corner of 3rd and Main, I cut through the grounds of First Presbycostalodist's Community Church of Latter Day Adventist's Holy Mother's Orthodox Assembly, but...
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    282Mikado got a reaction from HappyChristian in The Never Ending Story...   
    He said Francis would have come too, but he was tied up with a decendent of Balaam.
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    282Mikado reacted to Joseph Redgate in Whats for Supper...   
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    282Mikado got a reaction from MountainChristian in Whats for Supper...   
    We had that last night! Hard shell and soft shell.
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    282Mikado got a reaction from candlelight in Whats for Supper...   
    We had that last night! Hard shell and soft shell.
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    282Mikado reacted to HappyChristian in Whats for Supper...   
    Homemade tacos tonight.  
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    282Mikado got a reaction from MountainChristian in Whats for Supper...   
    Took my wife out to celebrate our 26th Anniversary. We had Prime Rib, Baked Potato and a type Three Bean Salad. The restaurant gave us a piece of layer cake that had chocolate frosting and some kind of berry jelly between the layers. Very good!
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    282Mikado got a reaction from candlelight in Whats for Supper...   
    Took my wife out to celebrate our 26th Anniversary. We had Prime Rib, Baked Potato and a type Three Bean Salad. The restaurant gave us a piece of layer cake that had chocolate frosting and some kind of berry jelly between the layers. Very good!
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    282Mikado got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Teenage Girl Posts Picture Of Cash On Facebook, Family Robbed Within Hours   
    I created a Facebook acount using a nom de plume several years ago as a method of keeping in touch with my son in the Navy. My site had no information on it and I didn't use my real name. Surprisingly I had no friends on it either.

    I did check out various family members and old acquaintances and was surprised to find what they are willing to divulge on a public forum. One of my cousins has his whole life history on there. Parents and sibling names, where he grew up, went to school, various commands in the service, where he has worked since, etc. The only thing lacking is the actual SSN and checking account numbers.

    I can see the possible good such things can be used for, but I really long for the days when we did not have all of the technological gizmos. You know, back when relationships were personal, not electronic. A slower time, when friendships were worth more than the time they took to maintain.
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    282Mikado reacted in Gay Activists Visit White House, Insult Reagan   
    1. They are lost and we know it; many are reprobate.
    2. Let those who have turned over to a reprobate mind relish the moment.
    3. Let any who do these things and they who take pleasure in these things receive from God what he has promised them; judgement.

    We're still responsible to share the Gospel of Christ with them.
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    282Mikado reacted to No Nicolaitans in From Sword Of The Lord   
    That's so true...but what's sad is that Jesus is ALWAYS in the Christian's home, and there's no putting on a show for him.
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