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I remember the Towers falling, the Pentagon burning, and the debris from a plane that fell from the sky filled with heroes. I remember the look of fear, anguish, pain, tears, confusion, and panic. I remember those men and women who charged into those burning, falling, smoking, dusty places to rescue any who were alive, and say a quick prayer for those who did not make it. I remember the firehouse Chaplain being carried by another, limp, and having gone to his Maker. That day Americans prayed and hugged their children a little tighter. That day our daily struggles became a little bit smaller. That day we shared looks of sadness and pain with strangers. That day America loved more. I remember and I will never forget. I hope you don’t forget either.
Yes, you are correct that God wiped out nations of people, it is Biblical, and it is God. Thank goodness for Jesus. We no longer have to live under Levitical Law and bring sacrifices for atonement; that was handled at the Cross. I guess, unless God tells me to wipe out a nation I am going to continue to believe that Jesus died for everybody. In the end, He is the final Word.
This is an ugly and repugnant squawk; to wish ill on people is just an attitude of hate. I may not agree with same sex marriage, etc., but I would never hope to see something come to pass just to be rid of a group of people in the future. God is who God is, and He will do what He finds necessary. Selah.
I would like to read the transcripts of this meeting, where and when will DCSS make this available? What about if you're neither white nor black? How much did they pay this speaker?
If you have been blessed by waking up with the ability to breathe this morning, then today is a good day. For once, let's just be positive and think of all the good that is happening around us. Every day in America, in Albany and surrounding communities, there are people being generous and kind with their heart, spirit, physical ability, money, and love. Take the time to say thank you and show your appreciation by doing the same. Our lives would be fuller if we take time to appreciate the good, stop focusing on all the bad, and giving thanks to our Maker.
This Chick-Fil-A "crisis" only shows how frustrated Americans really are. They are tired of constantly being battered about the values they find important. I think politicians use this as a decoy, something that takes our eyes off of what is happening on Capitol Hill. In the end, it is easier for us to take a lunch hour to support a cause then to make a long-term commitment to enact change. When the little man believes he has won a victory, he returns to his little corner of the world satisfied he did his part. Meanwhile, the wolves at Capitol Hill are going to and fro seeing who they can devour.
That thought crossed my mind, too, and then I remembered that there are young people in Albany and surrounding communities that do volunteer individually or in a group. The only difference is their efforts are often overshadowed by the actions of a few. I believe that there are parents, grandparents or other adults who do try to instill values and conern for others in their children, however, they do not have cameras spotlighting them because they are doing what is morally correct. Thank you to all the young people who care about your community, for giving your time freely to others, and to the adults who instilled those values in you.
You are entitled to vote for whoever you want even if you choose Obama and his programs. That is what democracy is about, the right to choose. With that said, I have no issues with Social Security being received by those who worked all their lives and now receive a very small percentage of that back. I do not have an issue with Medicare for the elderly and truly infirmed. I do, however, have an issue with being taxed for programs that help viable adults sit at home and do nothing. I take issue with being taxed for programs that I or my family benefit absolutely nothing from. Prices are going up daily on everything. My pockets have been picked clean. I have installment agreements to pay for my health needs. I am not wealthy. I have a difficult enough time keeping my own head above water finiancially. Why should I continue to pay for a program that gives to people who consistently have their hand's out ready to receive, but not wanting to even help a famer who needs his crops picked?
Way back in the day, my mother did not work and my father worked two jobs to support a family of six. He did not drink, smoke, hang out with his friends, or have any affairs that I am aware of. He did, however, spend most of his downtime out in the yard tending the garden, seeing to the animals, and hoping that he could keep busy enough so he would not have to listen to my mother's nagging. I love my father!! Having a man put down his toys does not not mean he will be a better father. Some mothers are around their children all day, but that does not make them a good parent. I interacted with my father about a half hour a day, my mother all day when not in school. Who did I have more "quality" time with? My dad, hands down.
There are days when I want to cry for our Country. Whatever happened to the Bible verse that says, if a man does not work he shall not eat, days? Yes, healthcare is very expensive, but that is due to the rampant abuse of those people who are currently on it and the ever decreaseing decline of healthcare competition. The hard-working middle class citizens of the United States does not need more mandates or more of Big Brother telling us what we can and can't do, what we have to pay to support those who should support themselves, and how we should spend what little that is left in our pockets. The truth is, we have more power then some would like, we need to uitilize that power and VOTE people out of office. VOTE for repeal of unwanted, undersirable tax laws. VOTE for reduction in services and finances for those that can and should work. VOTE for any one but Obama into the White House. VOTE, people, VOTE.
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