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ThePilgrim

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  1. If you need to be paid to honor the troops are you an honorable human being? My wife volunteers to work at the V.A. hospital in Portland and she has done so for twenty years. Now that is honoring the troops. Our government and big business doesn't care about the troops any more than it cares for you and me . . . . and that ain't much! They use em up and dump em. Sorry this article just set me off. http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/05/11/how-the-u-s-military-is-paying-nfl-teams-to-millions-to-honor-the-troops-at-sporting-events/
  2. I will start this post with a couple of quotes from History writers that lived in the Roman Empire: The first is from Sallust, a contemporary of Julius Caesar: “To those who had easily endured toils, dangers, and doubtful and difficult circumstances, ease and wealth, the objects of desire to others, became a burden and a trouble. At first the love of money, and then that of power, began to prevail, and these became, as it were, the sources of every evil. For avarice subverted honesty, integrity, and other honorable principles, and, in their stead, inculcated pride, inhumanity, contempt of religion, and general venality. Ambition prompted many to become deceitful; to keep one thing concealed in the breast, and another ready on the tongue; to estimate friendships and enmities, not by their worth, but according to interest; and to carry rather a specious countenance than an honest heart. These vices at first advanced but slowly, and were sometimes restrained by correction; but afterwards, when their infection had spread like a pestilence, the state was entirely changed, and the government, from being the most equitable and praiseworthy, became rapacious and insupportable.” The second is from Tacitus, a contemporary of the emperor Vespasian: “It is no use trying to escape their arrogance by submission or good behavior. Robbers of the world, having by universal plunder exhausted the land, their drive is greed. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if poor, they lust for domination. Neither rule of the East nor West can satisfy them. Alone among men, they crave with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To plunder, slaughter, seize with false pretenses, they give the lying name ‘empire.’ And where nothing remains but a desert, they call that ‘peace.’ ” Now a quote from the Prophet Jeremiah, who was considered a traitor by many in Israel: Jer 5:23-31 23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone. 24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. 25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you. 26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. 27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. 28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. 29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? 30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; 31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof? KJV At the risk of being called anti-American and a hater of my homeland, I follow these quotes with the latest column by Paul Craig Roberts: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/05/11/war-threat-rises-economy-declines-paul-craig-roberts/
  3. I accidently put a post ("An Insult") in book and movie reviews. I meant it to be in Current Events. How to correct my error, I don't know.
  4. I am afraid when the history of our times is written this move by Western leaders will be considered one of the biggest mistakes of the twenty first century. http://fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/05/putin-all-by-himself-in-red-square-with.html
  5. Are Americans going to keep their freedom of speech or are we going to be silenced by the cowards in the media and government?
  6. ​Maybe you should make a trip to the post office and get some new ones. You should probably pick up some post holes too.
  7. "Before some audiences not even the possession of the exactest knowledge will make it easy for what we say to produce conviction. For argument based on knowledge implies instruction, and there are people whom one cannot instruct." Aristotle didn't know it but in this he was in agreement with King Solomon. From Proverbs One: 20Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: 21She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, 22How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 23Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. 24Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; 25But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: 26I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; 27When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. 28Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 29For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. 33But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
  8. Even those who have some wrong ideas can say something worth repeating sometimes. Here is one such little snippet from G.K. Chesterton "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected." This is not the way it ought to be . . . . just the way it is . . . . in my humble opinion.
  9. ​Thanks. I haven't figured out how to delete most of my mistakes. I just have to live with them most of the time.
  10. .Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of over sensitivity and crankiness lately? Not pointing at any particular persons or threads because it just seems to be all over the place.
  11. The Jews had already been baptizing for ritual purity so they could worship at the temple.
  12. You know, sometimes I wonder if Obama is that much into running the foreign policy of his administration. I wonder if it is not run almost totally by the State and (so-called) Defense Departments and he learns about it later in a briefing or watching the news. Both Departments are in the hands of the Neocons and sometimes their sanity must be questioned. Have you ever watched the State Department briefings? Here is an example of their blatant obfuscations and lies that they dish out to the American people. They never show remorse or shame for their blatant lies which they try to explain away by just shrugging it off. The second video is the call in question.
  13. Ps 27:4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple. KJV
  14. I don't like posting so many things on the forums today but things are happening so fast in today's world and many of the happenings are not told to us, the American people, by our media. So I am posting this article because I believe the information to be true. Most probably will just discount it as propaganda, but so be it. Here it is: http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2015/04/26/washington-choreographing-all-out-war-with-russia.html
  15. This article ends with a possible solution to the problem. Unfortunately the U.S. doesn't seem the least bit interested. http://orientalreview.org/2015/04/30/how-to-really-avert-a-nuclear-war/
  16. In another thread the people dying while trying to cross the Mediterranean was discussed. Here is a press conference where hardly any press show up, which is hardly surprising, considering considering who is to be asked questions: Geert Wilders’. In it he mentions the problem of Muslim refuges and what to do about it. I have long agreed with him. http://gatesofvienna.net/2015/05/a-press-conference-in-sodom-on-the-potomac/#more-36210
  17. When I went to college (at the age of 54) I was required to take math and English comp classes. The math class was a total waste of time but I loved the English comp class. I had quit school after my freshman year in high school, so they were right I needed it and aced it. I suppose you have noticed I use a lot of bad English in the things I write. I do that because well, that's me, that's the class of people I come from and I see no reason to fake being somebody I am not. When I preached for a year at the Oregon Trail Chapel, I wrote my sermons and delivered them in the same fashion. Don't know why I just went into all that except I just felt like talkin'. Thanks friends, for puttin' up with me and my ways.
  18. Quite a change from the Soviet Union and it's gulags of 20 plus years ago. http://russia-insider.com/en/v-day-amnesty-cover-nearly-400000-people/6293
  19. The better part of valor might be instead of attempting to dodge the ram, you might meet him head on with a Dodge Ram.
  20. ​No matter how I look at it, it is what it is.
  21. I don't know what to think of this yet, but it is some interesting conjecture: http://journal-neo.org/2015/04/28/israel-s-attack-on-syria-aimed-at-moscow/
  22. I think I will just steer clear of this idiot and go with Jesus. Jesus has proven He can be trusted to deliver what He promises. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/head-transplant-man-will-be-attached-to-new-body-in-under-an-hour-and-aim-is-immortality-doctor-says-10198982.html
  23. If you are gonna' tow the mark in this man's army, you are gonna' wear heels. http://www.unz.com/isteve/walk-of-shame/
  24. I hear so many people say, "It can't happen. Nobody is that stupid." Unfortunately it may not come down to stupidity but a lack of knowledge as to what your enemy is doing. Russia cannot tell if we are playing war games or really making war with our nukes. They could guess wrong and we are incinerated. Part of a discussion at M.I.T:
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