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Posted on April 14, 2017 by Universal Life Church Monastery
Read more at https://www.themonastery.org/blog/2017/04/alabama-megachurch-close-to-creating-its-own-police-force/#fWvIph7Wzg6TYUAd.99
In an unprecedented move, the Alabama state Senate has approved a bill that would allow a Birmingham megachurch to create its own police force. These “church cops” would have the same authority and power as regular police officers, and would be permitted to carry guns. The big difference: they would answer to church officials instead of the government.
The leaders of Briarwood Presbyterian Church say the security of their congregation is a top priority, and they’ve been lobbying to create a police force for a while now. Church officials argue that Briarwood “needs its own police officers to keep its school as well as its more than 4,000-person congregation safe.”
Some Alabamians were astonished to hear about Briarwood’s plans to blend the duties of Church and State. Since police departments are a government institution, the decision to create a church police force lands on shaky legal ground. Indeed, the Constitution indicates that church and state must remain entirely separate of one another.
The ACLU called the Alabama bill “plainly unconstitutional,” and insists that such legislation “unnecessarily carves out special programs for religious organizations that inextricably intertwine state authority and power with church operations.”
This country gets stranger all the time .............. Christian soldiers next
Posted by Angry Dragon | Wed Apr 19, 2017, 03:21 PM (11 replies)
Posted by Angry Dragon | Wed Apr 19, 2017, 02:23 PM (4 replies)
In doing this I have run across some things that do not make sense to be
One of them being Exodus 4:21-27 this quote below is from NIV and I am reading the KJV
21 The Lord said to Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go. 22 Then say to Pharaoh, ‘This is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son, 23 and I told you, “Let my son go, so he may worship me.” But you refused to let him go; so I will kill your firstborn son.’”
24 At a lodging place on the way, the Lord met Moses and was about to kill him. 25 But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’ feet with it. “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me,” she said. 26 So the Lord let him alone. (At that time she said “bridegroom of blood,” referring to circumcision.)
27 The Lord said to Aaron, “Go into the wilderness to meet Moses.” So he met Moses at the mountain of God and kissed him. 28 Then Moses told Aaron everything the Lord had sent him to say, and also about all the signs he had commanded him to perform.
I am lost in these words, makes no sense to me. Anyone out there that can tell me what I am missing??
Posted by Angry Dragon | Tue Apr 18, 2017, 03:10 PM (9 replies)
1. Leaning out a White House window to catcall a passing legislative aide with nice legs.
12. Impersonating actual American presidents when you have no experience, credentials, education, vocabulary, compassion, or penmanship to execute the job competently.
14. A president must be immediately impeached if his hands are too small to throw the “nuclear football” in a perfect spiral. (Historical Note: This vital addition to the list of little-known impeachable offenses occurred during Jimmy Carter’s presidency when he told his vice-president, Walter Mondale, to go out for a pass and Carter, with his smallish hands, just barely launched the nuclear football in a tight spiral. But President Trump’s physician says his hands are at least a full glove size smaller than Carter’s.)
16. Putting notches in the bedposts of the renowned four poster canopy bed of the Lincoln bedroom. (Historical Note: This crude and sophomoric behavior was started by President Zachary Taylor — a hero of Donald Trump’s — who would prospect for Washington ingenues during the day, only to, in his words, “pluck the virginity from their downy nests,” at night. It is not clear how many notches Mr. Trump has already carved into the bedposts, but White House insiders say that it is no accident the president keeps First Lady Melania locked in the penthouse of their Trump Tower mansion back in New York City.)
more at link https://extranewsfeed.com/16-little-known-impeachable-offenses-already-committed-by-president-trump-caf8830ff9f1
Posted by Angry Dragon | Mon Apr 17, 2017, 05:43 PM (0 replies)
As a freshman at Harvard, Jared spent one semester as a member of the Institute of Politics, which is one semester more than anyone else in Trump’s administration, so he’s automatically become an indispensable expert.
When Kushner’s father, Charles, went to jail in 2005 for tax evasion, witness tampering, and illegal campaign donations, Jared successfully took over the family business. President Trump figures Kushner can do the same for his family when he goes to jail.
Kushner’s father bought Jared’s acceptance into Harvard with a $2.5 million gift to the university, while Trump’s father bought Donald’s way into the University of Pennsylvania. So by the president’s logic, they’re like “two Ivy League peas in a fraud.”
The Kushners own the office building 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The president thinks this may prove useful if he has to renew his deal with the devil.
16 more at the link
Posted by Angry Dragon | Mon Apr 17, 2017, 04:44 PM (3 replies)
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) offered a strangely antiquated defense of Donald Trump’s recent decision to roll back an Obama-era protection that stopped internet providers from selling information about their customer’s browsing habits.
When a concerned voter at Sensenbrenner’s town hall asked about Trump’s assault on internet privacy, Sensenbrenner told her “nobody’s got to use the internet.”
VOTER: Facebook is not comparable to an ISP. I do not have to go on Facebook. I do have one provider. I live two miles from here, and I have one choice. I don’t have to go on Google. My ISP provider is different from those providers.
SENSENBRENNER: Well, you know, again, nobody’s got to use the internet. You know, the thing is that if you start regulating the internet like a utility, if you did that right at the beginning, we would have no internet. And internet companies have invested an awful lot of money and have almost universal service now. The fact is, I don’t think it’s my job to tell you that you cannot get advertising or your information being sold. My job, I think, is to tell you that you have the opportunity to do it, and then you take it upon yourself to make the choice that government should give you. That’s what the law has been, and I think we ought to have more choices rather than fewer choices, with the government controlling our everyday lives.
What a huge ass ........... why does this man have a web site??
The internet is important ............ does he not realize this??
How can one survive well in this world without internet??
Posted by Angry Dragon | Fri Apr 14, 2017, 03:44 PM (11 replies)
Mother of All Bombs ...........
Lot's two daughters got him drunk and then had sex with him
the oldest daughter had a baby and named him Moab
Posted by Angry Dragon | Fri Apr 14, 2017, 03:12 PM (6 replies)
t’s hard to find examples of worse decision-making and customer treatment than United Airlines having a passenger dragged from an overbooked plane. But United’s shabby treatment of Geoff Fearns, including a threat to place him in handcuffs, comes close.
Fearns, 59, is president of TriPacific Capital Advisors, an Irvine investment firm that handles more than half a billion dollars in real estate holdings on behalf of public pension funds. He had to fly to Hawaii last week for a business conference.
Fearns requested a full refund for his flight from Kauai and asked for United to make a $25,000 donation to the charity of his choice. This is how rich guys do it.
He received an email back from a United “corporate customer care specialist” apologizing that Fearns apparently had an unpleasant experience. But, no, forget about a refund.
more at link
Posted by Angry Dragon | Wed Apr 12, 2017, 04:28 PM (3 replies)
A lot of people are attacking the victim so let's read if United had the right to drag this person off the plane
Rule 21 Refusal of Transport
UA shall have the right to refuse to transport or shall have the right to remove from the aircraft at any point, any Passenger for the following reasons:
Breach of Contract of Carriage – Failure by Passenger to comply with the Rules of the Contract of Carriage.
Government Request, Regulations or Security Directives – Whenever such action is necessary to comply with any government regulation, Customs and Border Protection, government or airport security directive of any sort, or any governmental request for emergency transportation in connection with the national defense.
Force Majeure and Other Unforeseeable Conditions – Whenever such action is necessary or advisable by reason of weather or other conditions beyond UA’s control including, but not limited to, acts of God, force majeure, strikes, civil commotions, embargoes, wars, hostilities, terrorist activities, or disturbances, whether actual, threatened, or reported.
Search of Passenger or Property – Whenever a Passenger refuses to submit to electronic surveillance or to permit search of his/her person or property.
Proof of Identity – Whenever a Passenger refuses on request to produce identification satisfactory to UA or who presents a Ticket to board and whose identification does not match the name on the Ticket. UA shall have the right, but shall not be obligated, to require identification of persons purchasing tickets and/or presenting a ticket(s) for the purpose of boarding the aircraft.
Failure to Pay – Whenever a Passenger has not paid the appropriate fare for a Ticket, Baggage, or applicable service charges for services required for travel, has not paid an outstanding debt or Court judgment, or has not produced satisfactory proof to UA that the Passenger is an authorized non-revenue Passenger or has engaged in a prohibited practice as specified in Rule 6.
Across International Boundaries – Whenever a Passenger is traveling across any international boundary if:
The government required travel documents of such Passenger appear not to be in order according to UA's reasonable belief; or
Such Passenger’s embarkation from, transit through, or entry into any country from, through, or to which such Passenger desires transportation would be unlawful or denied for any reason.
Safety – Whenever refusal or removal of a Passenger may be necessary for the safety of such Passenger or other Passengers or members of the crew including, but not limited to:
Passengers whose conduct is disorderly, offensive, abusive, or violent;
Passengers who fail to comply with or interfere with the duties of the members of the flight crew, federal regulations, or security directives;
Passengers who assault any employee of UA, including the gate agents and flight crew, or any UA Passenger;
Passengers who, through and as a result of their conduct, cause a disturbance such that the captain or member of the cockpit crew must leave the cockpit in order to attend to the disturbance;
Passengers who are barefoot or not properly clothed;
Passengers who appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs to a degree that the Passenger may endanger the Passenger or another Passenger or members of the crew (other than a qualified individual whose appearance or involuntary behavior may make them appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs);
Passengers wearing or possessing on or about their person concealed or unconcealed deadly or dangerous weapons; provided, however, that UA will carry law enforcement personnel who meet the qualifications and conditions established in 49 C.F.R. §1544.219;
Passengers who are unwilling or unable to follow UA’s policy on smoking or use of other smokeless materials;
Unless they comply with Rule 6 I), Passengers who are unable to sit in a single seat with the seat belt properly secured, and/or are unable to put the seat’s armrests down when seated and remain seated with the armrest down for the entirety of the flight, and/or passengers who significantly encroach upon the adjoining passenger’s seat;
Passengers who are manacled or in the custody of law enforcement personnel;
Passengers who have resisted or may reasonably be believed to be capable of resisting custodial supervision;
Pregnant Passengers in their ninth month, unless such Passenger provides a doctor’s certificate dated no more than 72 hours prior to departure stating that the doctor has examined and found the Passenger to be physically fit for air travel to and from the destination requested on the date of the flight, and that the estimated date of delivery is after the date of the last flight;
Passengers who are incapable of completing a flight safely, without requiring extraordinary medical assistance during the flight, as well as Passengers who appear to have symptoms of or have a communicable disease or condition that could pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others on the flight, or who refuse a screening for such disease or condition. (NOTE: UA requires a medical certificate for Passengers who wish to travel under such circumstances. Visit UA’s website, united.com, for more information regarding UA’s requirements for medical certificates);
Passengers who fail to travel with the required safety assistant(s), advance notice and/or other safety requirements pursuant to Rules 14 and 15;
Passengers who do not qualify as acceptable Non-Ambulatory Passengers (see Rule 14);
Passengers who have or cause a malodorous condition (other than individuals qualifying as disabled);
Passengers whose physical or mental condition is such that, in United’s sole opinion, they are rendered or likely to be rendered incapable of comprehending or complying with safety instructions without the assistance of an escort. The escort must accompany the escorted passenger at all times; and
Unaccompanied passengers who are both blind and deaf, unless such passenger is able to communicate with representatives of UA by either physical, mechanical, electronic, or other means. Such passenger must inform UA of the method of communication to be used; and
Passengers who are unwilling to follow UA’s policy that prohibits voice calls after the aircraft doors have closed, while taxiing in preparation for takeoff, or while airborne.
Any Passenger who, by reason of engaging in the above activities in this Rule 21, causes UA any loss, damage or expense of any kind, consents and acknowledges that he or she shall reimburse UA for any such loss, damage or expense. UA has the right to refuse transport, on a permanent basis, to any passenger who, by reason of engaging in the above activities in this Rule 21, causes UA any loss, damage or expense of any kind, or who has been disorderly, offensive, abusive, or violent. In addition, the activities enumerated in H) 1) through 8) shall constitute a material breach of contract, for which UA shall be excused from performing its obligations under this contract.
UA is not liable for its refusal to transport any passenger or for its removal of any passenger in accordance with this Rule. A Passenger who is removed or refused transportation in accordance with this Rule may be eligible for a refund upon request. See Rule 27 A). As an express precondition to issuance of any refund, UA shall not be responsible for damages of any kind whatsoever. The passenger’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be Rule 27 A).
Posted by Angry Dragon | Wed Apr 12, 2017, 02:37 PM (14 replies)
The total extinction of the human species as a result of human action. Most commonly it refers to human extinction through nuclear warfare, but it can also refer to such extinction through other means such as global anthropogenic ecological catastrophe and Lethargica
If we realize that genocide and, what many experts are calling omnicide - eventual human extinction by human action - is taking place? - No More DU, No More Hiroshimas, No More Nagasakis
Ecocide, or perhaps biocide, or perhaps omnicide, would be an act exterminating not just all humans, but the entire circle of life on planet earth itself. - Tad Daley: Apollo or Extinction
The word 'omnicide' is a formed from 'omni-' ('all') + '-cide' (kill).
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Posted by Angry Dragon | Wed Apr 5, 2017, 03:48 PM (1 replies)