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Author Topic:   Decline And Fall Of The American Empire
Phat
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Message 166 of 170 (821689)
10-10-2017 2:29 PM
Reply to: Message 165 by ringo
10-10-2017 12:43 PM


Re: Steering Back On Topic
I think that this is probably the only advice I can honestly get. I don't really know where to vent my frustration, but perhaps I can vent through prayer as well. It's much easier to blame God and get that weight off of my shoulders.

What about America, though? Whether we all built the ark ourselves or not, it has a large hole and is sinking fast.

I am thankful to have a warm house and internet service so that I even CAN vent! I best count my blessings rather than my losses.

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Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
Paul was probably SO soaked in prayer nobody else has ever equaled him.~Faith :)

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Message 167 of 170 (821692)
10-10-2017 4:12 PM
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10-10-2017 2:29 PM


Re: Steering Back On Topic
Phat writes:

Whether we all built the ark ourselves or not, it has a large hole and is sinking fast.

Remember, we decided to build the hole.


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ringo
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Message 168 of 170 (821725)
10-11-2017 3:09 PM
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10-10-2017 2:29 PM


Re: Steering Back On Topic
Phat writes:

What about America, though? Whether we all built the ark ourselves or not, it has a large hole and is sinking fast.


You have several choices. You can argue about who made the hole as you watch the boat sink. Or you can get out before it sinks. Or, as a last resort, you could even try to fix the hole.
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Phat
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Message 169 of 170 (821759)
10-11-2017 9:35 PM
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10-11-2017 3:09 PM


Re: Steering Back On Topic
You have several choices. You can argue about who made the hole as you watch the boat sink. Or you can get out before it sinks. Or, as a last resort, you could even try to fix the hole.

well, they always argue about who made the hole. That's politics.

And it seems only the rich have any lifeboats...the rest of us are in 3rd class and will sink or swim.

Hopefully, there will be a solution to fixing the hole, but nobody in 3rd class has any money. The ones with money are standing next to the lifeboats collecting interest before the ship sinks.


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
Paul was probably SO soaked in prayer nobody else has ever equaled him.~Faith :)

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ringo
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Message 170 of 170 (821788)
10-12-2017 11:43 AM
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10-11-2017 9:35 PM


Re: Steering Back On Topic
Phat writes:

Hopefully, there will be a solution to fixing the hole, but nobody in 3rd class has any money.


What I've been saying all along is that the solution is to get more money to the people in 3rd class.

Some of the strongest proponents of capitalism are people who have no capital and who are, in fact, also the victims of capitalism.


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