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  1. This is a wait and see situation. If WalMart is one of the "good guys" in the eyes of the powers to be, the story won't really go anywhere. OTOH, if WalMart isn't in that position, everything possible will be done to bring them down. Because there's so much high level corruption in both big government and big business, I'm leary of reports such as this one. Who's agenda will be satisified is the first question I ask. In the name of "justice" is WalMart being targeted, while others doing the same or much worse are being ignored? If this is true, to use an old cliche Sam Walton will be turning over in his grave. That is, if what I've read about him over the years is accurate.
  2. Agree. He wasn't ready to take the final step. Just as so many are finding themselves today. The price of giving up the "pleasures" of their lifestyles is just to high and they are not ready to let go of them. Especially in the view of Scarlet O'Hara in Gone With The Wind -- I'll do it tomorrow. It isn't just riches (money) and it isn't just unsaved people who never attend church. Even among professing Christians we see their unwillingness to give up whatever is needed to put God first. "Good morning Bob. Missed you last Sunday." "We couldn't make it to church because we were at the beach". Substitute any worldly activity from golf tee time to selling Girl Scout cookies. (What kind of example does that set when parents are selling cookies for their girls, instead of being in church for 2 hours?) Story: Recently, Bible studies were cancelled for a valid reason that particular Wednesday. A DEACON told me they thought they had a VACATION from church during the week, until they realized that choir practice was still scheduled. Since I was disappointed the studies were cancelled, that comment really made me stop and think about that person's committment. (sigh)
  3. We are slowly, but surely, moving towards one world government. Just as we are towards one world religion, with all the efforts to get all "faiths" to work together for the good of mankind. The United Nations is suceeding where the League of Nations initially failed. But the seed was planted. Quote: President Woodrow Wilson had been a driving force behind the League's formation and strongly influenced the form it took, but the US Senate voted not to join on 19 November 1919. Quote: The structure of the US federal government may also have made its membership problematic, as its representatives at the League could not have made decisions on behalf of the United States executive branch without having prior approval of the legislative branch. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Nations
  4. Obey God, except when ..................... Isn't that the slipperly slope of the devil? Abortion is murder, except when .... Lying is wrong, except when .... xyz shouldn't be done, except when ... KJV'>1 Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? KJV'>Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. Except when .....
  5. Even though there were 2 Blacks and 1 American Indian on the jury (according to one of the comments). I thought juries had to be 100% in favor or it would be a hung jury. Luke 23 (KJB) 18And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: 19(Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)
  6. Now the spin is that it doesn't matter if he was bleeding since he started the fight. Thus, using a gun to keep from being beat up is no excuse. According to the news report I saw, the prosecutor has had those pictures of his bloody head since early in the investigation.
  7. I found Fels Napha laundry bar soap today at WalMart!! And, also found Arm & Hammer Washing Soda there, too. I've been searching for a local source of the soap for a while, with no luck. The nearest store that stocked washing soda recently closed. Fels is one of the recipe ingredients for homemade laundry detergent. Bar soap is used with washboards and tubs. Washing soda is in the solution used for electrolysis to remove rust from castiron cookware. It's a blessing when the unexpected appears where it's least expected.
  8. Take a look here at the number of forums and topics that are setup for consideration. From cults to Bible versions to events in the news, each is for the purpose of evaluation and education. One of the reasons I'm here is because it is a place to examine and compare to the Word of God, all those things around us. A place where I can examine myself and grow in my faith. It's also a place where people who profess to be shepards of Christ's flock should be examined. No, not to judge their salvation, but to examine the fruit they bear. If Eve had examined the "fruit" of the serpent, we wouldn't be having this discussion.
  9. Yes, turning them away from my home is the right approach, as noted in the scriptures posted. Attempt to witness to them, yes. From experience (they are active in our area and come by our house every few months) most are well trained to counter anything that is contrary to their beliefs. Ready to argue with scripture and are happy to flout (for lack of a better word) their understanding with someone who can't counter verse by verse. Argue with them, no. Debate the scriptures, no. While the words will vary, I tell them simply that I'm saved through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. Usually, at that point, they want to tell me where and how I'm wrong in my belief. That's the point, I politely ask them to leave and no I don't want their literature.
  10. John, I grew up in those times, too. At least in this neck of the woods. We ate what we killed, whether domestic or wild. Wasn't like today, when people only eat the choice cuts of meat (high on the hog) and discard the rest. I still like many of the foods I ate as a child. Sadly, some of them don't like me anymore. Pickled pigs feet, for example. A few cold biscuits and a jar of those could make a meal. Had to quit eating them when the acid in the vinegar wanted to eat holes in my stomach. Pork brains and eggs used to be a staple for breakfast. The cholestrol level for that is through the roof. But, I do sneak a small can of them from time to time. Fortunately I'm the only one in this house who likes them, so I don't have to share. Oh, another one is liver and Neese's liver pudding. Mom used to slice fresh liver very thin, batter it in flour and fry until tender, like cubed steak. Then, made a gravy with the drippings. Liver was hard to cook because timing had to be just right. Done, but not over cooked, so it was like eating a board. Closest thing to it now-a-days is fried chicken liver. It's impossible to find fresh pork or calves liver. I've eaten all sorts of wild/exotic game. Both beaver and bear have a great flavor, that's nothing like chicken! If fried there are a number of animals that do have a favor similar to chicken. Rattlesnake is an example, as is alligator. Squirrel, rabbit, groundhog are good meats for stews. Include venison in that. Venison is our "beef" for stews, steaks, and roasts. Like chicken salad? Wild turkey salad beats chicken salad, hands-down, in my opinion. Make it use the same recipe as chicken salad for good eating. BTW, with either chicken or turkey, leave chunks of meat, don't turn it into a paste the way chicken salad is sold in those little tubs. Swan is a beautiful meat. I was fortunate to know a friend who was able to join a swan hunt. He brought back several from hunters who only went for the hunt and not the meat. After completing tagging of them, they gave theirs to my friend. Quail makes some mighty fine eating, too. Just have to pile them on the plate to make a meal. Closing story.... many people don't know what they're missing because they have a negative mental picture of eating some foods. A neighbor roasted a goat (same method as a pig picking) for a gathering of young people. He was getting raves about how good the BBQ was, until he told them it wasn't pork. I didn't make that mistake when I served vegetable beef soup made with venison. Just accepted the compliments and kept my mouth shut. Tip: If you use spicy breader mix when frying up batches of "chicken", few people will be able to tell the difference. However, I don't use it, as I want to taste the difference.
  11. No, I don't have any problems with "storm chasing" for valid reasons, such as weather spotters and storm research. I do have a big issue with those who add problems to those who are trying to cope with whatever the situation may be. Another example is when rescue teams have to be called out to drag folks out of trees during floods. Rescuer's who have to put their lives on the line because somebody wanted the thrill/adventure of deliberately putting themselves in harms way. Same thing applies to "storm chasing" media and looky loo's seeking some type of excitement in their lives. Personally, I pray that I never see a tornado. Seeing one means that people's lives and property are at risk. Especially the elderly and vunerable who don't have finances and/or years left to start all over again, if they come through unscathed. My heart goes out to those left with a rubble filled spot where their homes once stood. My ire goes out to those who want to gain from other's loss, whether, it's fame, fortune, or adventure.
  12. Ban Strawberry because local strawberries aren't in season yet. Everytime I see "Strawberry" I'm reminded about how much I want strawberry ice cream and shortcake made with berries picked right off the vine. Not those flavorless red things in the grocery store.
  13. Agree with that! Near us there used to be a textile plant that employed about 400 people. Built in the 30's or so, it was a massive construction with thick brick walls, REAL hardwood floors, and other construction details that can't be duplicated today. Think about the efforts made to build and operate that plant. Along with the wants of those who had it built and those who worked there. Concluding with the wants and efforts of those who turned that location into a weed filled empty lot decorated with a for sale sign. Sure, it served it's purpose, for a time. But, only for a time. One of my regrets, often stated these days, is the time I wasted while I was away from the church. That includes all the Sunday mornings spent at work or sleeping late when I didn't have/want to work. (I had some choice in the matter.) Also includes time spent with hobbies and such, that lasted for awhile, until my interest in them waned for some reason. So many things with investments of time and money that are now like that weed filled lot. I can't tell you how thankful I am that the Lord called us back into a physcial church where we are finally doing what He saved us to do, many years ago. It's no longer important that the back 40 gets mowed every week. (We live in the country on 3 acres, where we kept much of it mowed like a golf course.) So many things are like that in our lives today. Sometimes it's amazing when I think about "wants" we had that have disappeared over the last two years. :sSig_praiseGod:
  14. Something I've been wondering about for a while now. The Bible tells us what will be happening as the end of time nears. One world government and religion, as a part of it. -- I'm not saying it's something we'll see within our lifetimes, as only God knows when He's had enough of this world. I'm not saying that we should give up, either. -- Just pondering on how to reconcile acceptance, of what God has in store, with putting on our armour of the Lord for Him. We see what's happening in both our government and in society in general, along with other signs of the end. We rant and rail about the loss of political and religious (CHRISTIAN) freedoms. But, aren't we powerless to do anything about it, if we are nearing the end times? Is there truely anything we can do, other than trying to bring more people to Christ, that will have an impact on what's happening today?
  15. The same thing that's wrong with the "nuts" who go tearing across the country, around here, after a heavy snow in their four wheel drive (off road) vehicles. They're just having fun when they trespass to play on someones farm land. They are just having a good tme when they are weaving in and out of traffic (rush hour in a snow storm) and causing chaos on the roads. We don't have heavy snow often, so the good ol boys have lots of pent up passion to have a good time when we do get it. Other folks have to deal with the aftermath, especially out in the country, while they brag about the good time they had, after the snow melts. Ever seen a spring wheat field after it's been visited by these folks who are only out having a good time and some adventure?
  16. I had the same reaction to the name of this cult when I learned about them and Watchtower. Have been turning them away from our door for years, but hadn't really looked into what they represent, until maybe a year ago. Read a post in another forum where a woman said she couldn't go to heaven because the 144,000 had already been allocated. Both sadness for her and anger at Watchtower grew, as I took some time to study their beliefs. This woman had been well trained to counter any opposition, using scripture, to what she was attempting to teach in that forum through her "witness". Here's a good link that I discovered during my study, others may find to be useful. HOW TO DISCUSS THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST WITH JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES http://4witness.org/jehovahs_witness/jw_discuss_jesus_god.php
  17. "Brown" herbs can be used in some soup and stew recipes, and even brown gravy. As herbs age, often the only thing needed is to simply increase the amount needed for the same level of flavor. No point tossing it out because it only has 1/2 the original flavor. Change the 1/2 teaspoon to a whole teaspoon. One was to judge older containers of herbs (and spices) is to crush some in your hand and then smell. If you detect the appropriate aroma, the item is still good. (As a general rule... as there probably are exceptions) To get a flavor boost from some applicable herbs and spices, add them to hot oil when sauteing meats and vegetables. The hot oil will help release more of the aromatics of the herbs/spices. For long term storage, buy whole herbs/spices and grind them, yourself, as needed. For example, buy peppercorns instead of ground black pepper. Or, buy a whole nutmeg rather than ground nutmeg for punkin/tater pies. Don't store herbs and spices near the stove!!! Heat and moisture (humidity) are the enemies of long shelf life. Cool, dry, dark!! I hadn't heard or noticed that salt now carries one of those dates. God created it a few thousand years ago, yet man chooses to put a Use By date on it. Couldn't be for money, by any chance, could it???
  18. Even national news reporters were out playing "Storm Chaser". Trying to be the first ones there to get "breaking news" of the destruction and misery these storms can bring. Similar to hurricane season here in NC. As soon as the warning flags go up, every TV station in our area sends teamS to the coast. Multiple reporters and camera crews stationed all along the coast, from each TV station. Add to those, are national media. Then, when/if the storm hits, the fools are standing in the wind, rain, and flying debris to tell us there's a storm. Yes, fools, when the newscasters tell us to watch their TV stations for the latest info. (Listening to them on a battery powered radio because electric lines are down.) Sorry, I just get aggravated, primarily at the media.... news coverage, especially, considering the impact this stuff has on many of the clueless John Q Public who want to imitate what they see.
  19. Recognizing old quality castiron cookware. As long as I can touch it (don't have to see it), the weight relative to size and the "texture" of the iron is enough to identify the craftsmanship that went into the piece. While a bit harder, even pieces coated with years of cooking "crud" give clues to what lies underneath. Listening to a piece will reveal hidden cracks. This comes from actually cleaning and restoring old pieces, some my own and others from friends. Old gate-marked pieces (the mark resulting from pouring molten iron into a mold) that don't carry a foundry's trademark have an interior so smooth it rivals modern non-stick. These pieces, often from the 1850's or so, have withstood the test of time. Modern non-stick tends to become useless through usage, while the old CI continues to improve with age. The KJB is like an early Griswold skillet, much sought after by collectors. It has withstood the test of time and is well seasoned through use. The craftsmanship, when this skillet was poured at the foundry, is not being duplicated today by any producer anywhere, today.
  20. What do ya mean? He may appear with tomorrow's sunrise for all of us. Between now and a little over 12 hours from now (Eastern time zone), He will call some home to be with Him. They'll be winners, while we still have to wait a little longer.
  21. Wasn't teaching "civics" kicked out of the schools about the same time the very mention of God was forbidden? Younger generations don't have a clue as to the real meaning of the word "republic" in this age of social "democracy".
  22. If we're still keeping this thread going when He calls us home, we'll all be winners.
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