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Post by RRCmdrBennett on March 2nd 2019, 1:28 pm

joecool wrote:Dumbing down America. Out of North Carolina comes word that the state is seriously considering changes that are designed to keep schools from officially failing and closing. If adopted, an "A" will be 85% and above...and an "F" will be 39% and below.

So a student could probably guess his way through every quiz and test for 12 years and actually graduate. (Sigh)
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A Diploma is just a participation award now.

I was talking to my sister about her homeschooling her son. She said public schools besides eliminating cursive writing have done away with anything practical like shop class, home-ec, most physical education, etc. Mostly gearing kids for college credits in HS.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on March 2nd 2019, 1:40 pm

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RRCmdrBennett wrote: When I read this I was in diner having breakfast otr and I had to walk out for a few mins or else I would have screamed in anger.  After 24 weeks a baby is viable.  

If death occurs when the heart stops, then life at least begins when the heart beats. A baby's heartbeat is detectable between 6-8 weeks after the egg is fertilized.

I don't disagree. I was merely saying 24 weeks is the earliest they could possibly survive outside the womb. I don't believe life begins at viability. One can make the argument elderly in homes can be terminated for not being viable on their own too.

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Post by joecool on March 3rd 2019, 4:30 pm

RRCmdrBennett wrote:  One can make the argument elderly in homes can be terminated for not being viable on their own too.  

I remember Obama at a televised town hall, telling someone Grandma can be given a pain pill (instead of rationed health care).

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Post by joecool on March 13th 2019, 11:10 pm

Perhaps I should have named this thread Culture Cliff. The other day I was thinking of how quickly everything is disintegrating (legal pot, infanticide, etc.) and I had a picture of lemmings rushing towards the cliff. Some were being carried along in helplessness and others were doing all the pushing. Either way, they were all doomed.

And right at the cliff's edge stood a repurposed lighthouse, shining in the opposite direction and warning them of danger. That's really the choice. Are we going to be lemmings or lighthouses?

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Post by joecool on March 23rd 2019, 4:17 pm

Unplanned is a Christian-produced pro-life movie coming out soon. And just like Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ, Hollywood gave it an "R" rating, in an attempt to suppress the audience turnout.

Unplanned is having a hard time getting media outlets to run ads. Even K-LOVE said no, saying they don't do politics. SHAME ON THEM! In actuality, they don't want to risk losing the tens of millions of dollars they get every year from their abortion-loving listeners. (P.S. K-LOVE ran ads for Gibson's movie.)

I quit listening to K-LOVE a few years ago, tired of their music monopoly and sugar-coated pabulum. And I remember their radio hosts gushing the day after Obama was elected.

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Post by joecool on April 13th 2019, 5:01 pm

I'd much rather focus on tomorrow, before it gets here, but the endless brushfires at school keep me busy. I try to stay positive. I know that if my Christian school were right next door to one of the public schools, anyone could tell the differences between the two. That's something to praise.

But if my school was right next door to MY high school (back in '73), I couldn't tell the difference. And I'm not sure if that's because more public school kids lived out their faith back then, or if my Christian school kids today have been secularly cultured.

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Post by joecool on April 15th 2019, 9:12 pm

For the next two Wed nights at church, I'm teaching on The Culture Cliff. I would like to thank the posters on this thread for giving me a lot of material, not the least of which is your insightful wisdom.

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Post by ccm2361 on April 16th 2019, 8:02 pm

joecool wrote:Unplanned is a Christian-produced pro-life movie coming out soon. And just like Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ, Hollywood gave it an "R" rating, in an attempt to suppress the audience turnout.

Unplanned is having a hard time getting media outlets to run ads. Even K-LOVE said no, saying they don't do politics. SHAME ON THEM! In actuality, they don't want to risk losing the tens of millions of dollars they get every year from their abortion-loving listeners. (P.S. K-LOVE ran ads for Gibson's movie.)
 
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I am shocked & saddened that K-Love would not advertise a pro-life movie. what wow

I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I too gave up listening to them years ago because of their fawning over Rick Warren, Joel Osteen & other Prosperity Gospel preachers thumbs down

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Post by joecool on April 18th 2019, 8:00 am

Yesterday we had an unwanted repeat visit at our school from an unknown young man. He wanted in, he wanted to go to the playground, etc. As he was escorted out, he got squirrely and lashed out with his feet, and also told the escort that he was a dead man.

We were already on the phone with the sheriff's dispatcher, who sent a quick car. After a short foot chase he was taken into custody. Mental issues, drugs? We've got a lot of follow-up to do. We lease the educational wing from a church, whose pastor has previously nixed a couple of our desired security upgrades. Maybe not so much now.

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Post by joecool on May 18th 2019, 10:24 am

At mid-week church, we just finished a 5-month series titled Today. Three of us had taken turns presenting today's issues from a biblical perspective. Pastor had the last night, kind of wrapping it up and asking "What kind of a small group do we do next fall?"

I didn't even hesitate as the word came out..."Tomorrow." The possibilities seem endless.

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Post by joecool on May 20th 2019, 9:54 am

Eight GOP representatives joined the 100% of Dem reps who voted for the horribly-named Equality Act. Sexual behavior and the gender psyche-damaged are now protected, nay, given elevated rights over others. Watch the slow decline of women's sports as tens of thousands of females lose scholarship opportunities. Watch as millions of women are denied safe public spaces (male-free bathrooms, showers and the like). Watch as thousands of lawsuits are filed against churches and religious non-profits for declining to hire sexually unbalanced employees. Unless...

...this Act never sees the light of day in the US Senate, or a sane president vetoes it. A couple of months ago, Senator Pelosi said that "Religion is not an excuse" to disobey her Act.

To those who worship at the Church Of Nancy (CON), God is not pleased.



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Post by joecool on May 28th 2019, 6:26 pm

Netflix announced today that they're going to "re-think" their entertainment investments in those southern states whose fetal heartbeat laws aren't overturned.

Goodbye, Netflix. I'll take my money elsewhere.

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Post by ccm2361 on June 8th 2019, 9:42 am

joecool wrote:Perhaps I should have named this thread Culture Cliff. The other day I was thinking of how quickly everything is disintegrating (legal pot, infanticide, etc.) and I had a picture of lemmings rushing towards the cliff.  

Boy is that ever right. It seems like the world is upside down.
If you do even a tiny bit of research on Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood) You will find she was a nasty racist who pushed a abortion as a means of reducing the population of what she called " undesirables" (minorities) Which is of course why 99% of planned parenthood offices are in minority neighborhoods. It was a stunning success (for her vision). today 40% of all black babies are aborted.

Yet, this week we see black men & women like Al Sharpton & Stacey Abrams racing out to protest the new anti abortion laws being enacted . In other words, to defend the killing of black babies.

Do they even know what they are doing? scratch

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Post by joecool on June 8th 2019, 3:10 pm

ccm2361 wrote: Yet, this week we see black men & women like Al Sharpton & Stacey Abrams racing out to protest the new anti abortion laws being enacted .  In other words, to defend the killing of black babies. Do they even know what they are doing?

The Rev Jesse Jackson was firmly pro-life.......until he ran as a Democrat nominee for president. Did he later repent? Will he enter heaven or will there be weeping and gnashing of teeth?

A thirst for personal power is corrosive to the core. As a related example, very, very bad news out last week on Dr. Martin Luther King.

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Post by joecool on June 28th 2019, 8:16 pm

joecool wrote: Netflix announced today that they're going to "re-think" their entertainment investments in those southern states whose fetal heartbeat laws aren't overturned. Goodbye, Netflix. I'll take my money elsewhere.  

Trying out www.pureflix.com for a free one-month trial. No cussin', no gratuitous sex and violence. $100 a year. And the original Dragnet is on there, too. Bonus!

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Post by joecool on July 8th 2019, 10:45 pm

There is nothing new under the sun. Our same problems existed almost 2400 years ago...

Quoting from Plato's The Republic, "(the tyrants, who) never taste any stable or pure pleasure. Instead, they always look down at the ground like cattle, and, with their heads bent over the dinner table, they feed, fatten, and fornicate."

For those who believe in nothing that isn't naturalistic, the world is without meaning, purpose or timeless values. It eventually becomes an individual's desperate search for experiences that give temporary pleasure. And to get the same "thrill" each time, they have to up the dosage.

But there's always a reckoning, in this world or the next. If you're a billionaire like Epstein, the bell tolls now. Will it toll for others, like William Jefferson Clinton? On Saturday, a member of the Democrat National Committee said that some of our "faves" will likely go down.

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Post by ccm2361 on July 11th 2019, 11:20 pm

joecool wrote:Trying out www.pureflix.com for a free one-month trial. No cussin', no gratuitous sex and violence. $100 a year. And the original Dragnet is on there, too. Bonus!

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Post by joecool on July 14th 2019, 5:42 pm

Why in the world do politicians refuse to learn from their own mistakes, or at least from others'? Livability in big cities is getting worse and worse with increasing taxes, crime and crumbling infrastructure. There was a recent special by an Emerald City TV station titled "Is Seattle Dying?" The short answer: yes.

And Oakland, CA is continuing their slide as well, close to exiting the pan into the fire. Their city council members are passing new protections for "curbside communities", AKA homeless people in tents on city sidewalks. They aren't doing any of their citizens any favors.

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Post by joecool on July 24th 2019, 8:49 pm

A 1931 quote from T.S. Elliot, an American poet who moved to England and became a Brit citizen....

"The world is trying the experiment of attempting to form a civilized but non-Christian mentality. The experiment will fail; but we must be very patient in awaiting its collapse; meanwhile redeeming the time; so that the Faith may be preserved alive through the dark ages before us; to renew and rebuild civilization, and save the world from suicide."

I wonder how long he thought we would have to be patient? 88 years is a long time. Even though there's already a ton of evidence showing the experiment to be a failure, the other side would rather keep mixing chemicals until the lab blows up?

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