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LadyForex

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  1. really...that's sad...before you post stuff next time you may want to check snopes.com first
  2. "Supreme Court has defined “natural-born-citizen” as a person with two U.S. citizen parents" that is completely bogus and was never decided by the Supreme Court. One is considered a natural born citizen as well with ONE parent being a U.S. citizen.
  3. Tithing is tithing - not the same as giving above and beyond like an offering. Giving beyond your tithe would be beyond the 10%. A Tithe should go to the church you support and your offering can go to who you see fit and want to support. I just think it's important to distinguish the two. The 10% tithe belongs to the Lord represented by the church you are a member of or frequent, the offering beyond that can belong to whomever you decide to give to, like missions, or whatever organisation you choose to support. So to answer your question, I don't believe the 10% are negotiable who to give to if you want the rest blessed. Giving to a needy organisation is not tithing, it's contributing financially to them.
  4. I love the education I am getting, since I am not a "weapon" carrying person and never have. Have always respected people that do, but seen so many that simply think playing the video games we have around these days will teach them how to act once it's a REAL situation. As I said prior I didn't grow up with the right to carry a weapon, Police and similar forces only, so the thought that every private citizen can go to "Walmart" and buy one even after having to wait a week, or whatever the individual laws are, makes me nervous. So yes, could not agree more when one of you guys said it's the person that kills, not the gun. I get that. But knowing everyone else is armed doesn't make me feel safer knowing there are plenty out there that buy and own to defend and have it for that one anticipated moment and then don't know how to use it properly. I assume, there are requirements to train once I own, right? Hope so. I also realize now that semi-automatic style includes any but revolver etc of the old style, thanks for explaining that. That all led us away from the initial point the article made, that banning them for PRIVATE use is what is being addressed. Which really seems to be coming down more than anything to "second amendment right" and nothing else. Being that I am familiar with the "rights" but didn't grow up having them engrained into every bit of my being, but grew up with having rights but also obligations and responsibilities. I see many harp on their rights here but when it comes to the later, they are not so thrilled to comply. If it is true that current gun owners feel they are walking down the lane of giving up one right after another, per say, giving the little finger but having the whole hand taken...is that realistic or fear mongering? The United States is one of the most "free" countries I know as of date. Describing what you guys describe here at times, making it sound like we are heading towards communism...you all need to take a trip to those countries and get a reality check!! I lived there and next door and what you have here today doesn't come remotely close to it. So, are we saying that to keep it that way, we all need to carry a weapon, to scare each other into not ending up there? You have no idea how paranoid that sounds to someone who has lived in those regimes, is glad to be here and sees people harp on their so called rights and ignore their responsibilities/obligations. Did I open a can of worms now? Love a healthy discussion.
  5. "...to Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of ALL semi-automatic weapons." <br style="font-family: tahoma, arial, verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; "> You're really greeting a burglar/intruder in your home with a semi automatic weapon...and what would be the point of that besides an irrational need to go to jail because you will kill and destroy a heck of a lot more than just the offender. I don't own guns and don't claim to desire to. I have understanding for reasonable gun ownership in a residential setting to protect yourself. But pleeeze explain to me why owning a semi automatic weapon for private use is sensible, for yourself or anyone private around you. I understand the record stands that few crimes are committed by registered users of them...rather logical, but if someone could tell me what "high" you get out of owning one. I also know that for many people in the U.S. just the right, the ability to do so is precious, but I have difficulty relating to it. Having grown up in Europe must have left a larger impression on me that I thought. When I hear about found arsenals of weapons in people's cellars for "private use" I wonder who has lost contact to reality here. How many horrible crimes/accidents could have been prevented and their effect minimized if those semi automatic weapons wouldn't be available to private people. And I'm not saying I'm naive enough to think that the ones trying to commit a crime know that they are available thru other channels as well. Licensing is a filter but not a preventative measure based on what still goes on in our world. Is the need to have a certain right, even if it is completely useless for legal use of my time, more important than the safety of everyone around me...again in a private setting. If someone has the time and wants to take time to communicate their feelings about this, I would love to discuss. It's one of the few things after having lived here most of my adult life, that I still don't understand...the lack of thinking about the community and the effect of one person's "rights" on it.
  6. http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/president-obama-and-prime-minister-nouri-al-maliki-hold-joint-press-conference Click here to watch the Live Joint Press Conference of Obama and Nouri al-Maliki ...Monday 12/12/11
  7. So sorry you feel that positive info is such a drag. You could simply opt not to read it...Just saying!
  8. I have been a VIP + OSI member since 2010 and own D since early 2010....I particularly appreciate and respect the people that have been following this ride for years...let's hope we see it's "Finale" real soon. Pls accept my new profile picture as proof and also attached...Sara, pls badge me
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