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  1. Mores

    The Glory of Men is the Woman

    You're quite obviously thinking of a particular man who treated you or someone you love unfairly or downright diabolically. It is no wonder that you would then feel this way. I too would want to run away from that time in my life as well. And I hope you understand my meaning when I say that I know exactly what it feels like. But I'd ask this question about this man. Would he have been a better man if he had been raised in this decade with its disrespect for life, marriage, family, God, and personal responsibility? Or would he have been even worse? I think of the person in my mind and I know my lot would have been worse. Much worse. I don't blame the 50s for producing some bad people. They would have been evil anyway. But today, I can easily forgive people who simply do evil because that's all they have been taught. They simply don't know any better. I blame the society that produces such people in abundance and relishes in it, celebrating death and lasciviousness, and condemning civility and faith in God. The evil people of the 50s knew they were evil. The evil people of today? Many of them simply don't know any better. And with that, I think I shall exit the forums. Thank you all, everyone. You've been wonderful.
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    So...cat! Muy yum tacos!

    We need to start chanting 'Ats-a-matta - fo' you-ah!!' (That's the best I could do. I don't speak Italian.)
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    The Glory of Men is the Woman

    Yes, and in place of it we have a wink and a nod to domestic violence against men that never gets reported. If you think the reported statistics on this matter are accurate (i.e. that men are the vast majority of the perpetrators) you'd be wrong. Men are almost equally victims of domestic abuse as women. But it just doesn't get reported due to increased social stigma. We have men forced to pay child support for children who are not their biological children. We have men falsely accused of rape about as often as correctly accused of rape. I'm not asking anyone to make a decision on which is better. Neither is better. No one wants any of these things. But one cannot deny that to gain any purported benefits of "societal progress" that there have been some stiff penalties that we've had to pay that were not warranted. Yes, some are better off. But overall, from a gospel standpoint, I just don't see it. Gospel principles would tell men of the patriarchy that they should not be exercising unrighteous dominion. Today, we have the idea that decent men are supposed to leave women alone to fend for themselves. I don't see how that is a better scenario. And https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/disturbing-data-shows-how-often-domestic-violence-turns-deadly Has it gotten better?
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    So...cat! Muy yum tacos!

    Somebody call @Vort's wife. He's having a stroke!!!
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    Baghdad embassy attack and response

    Well, it didn't really go over what was discussed in the briefing. And the article didn't say that the resolution had nothing to do with the justification for the retaliation. Here's my take. It appears to be a retaliation for the Iranian backed attack that we have documented. If that is so, no problem. We're good. Here's the problem. Nothing has been said that the executive branch showed said intel to Congress. Not necessarily wrong. But this lack of transparency is what I hated about Obama. And it is antithetical to what I've come to see in Trump (which I had thus far admired). If he had stuck with that "retaliation" rationale that he started with, it would have been ok. But he has departed from that and said that he was doing a preventative measure for FUTURE or PLANNED attacks. If the evidence is strong enough, and the danger truly is imminent, I think we're justified. And the President can make that call in the moment of urgency. That is part of executive privilege. But such decisions (if serious enough) need to be reviewed by Congress at some level. And simply saying "trust me, I'm right" is not oversight.
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    Baghdad embassy attack and response

    Could you provide links or something? I don't do twitter, so I have no way of looking that up myself. I keep forgetting that every once in a while your grasp of English misses subtleties. My appeasement at the outcome (thus far) means that as far as we can see today, at this moment, all the results tallied thus far without consideration for future ramifications and yet to be found information... That was the whole reason for adding the parenthetical. Then I went on to say that we'll have to wait to see how this works out later. If you want to keep disagreeing with someone who apparently agrees with you, that's your right. But I don't really see the point.
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    Baghdad embassy attack and response

    That's your right. But have you heard ANYONE in Congress say that the White House provided their evidence for the conclusion that we were under "imminent threat"? I'm sincerely asking. I don't read NEARLY as much news as you. But you seem to be quite accepting of Trump. I like a lot of what Trump is doing. But we need to have some sort of consensus in government on this matter. NO ONE should have unbridled power like that. I guess you didn't really read my statements very thoroughly. This is pretty much what I said.
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    Impeachment question for experts

    So, that's what's going on with the change in Senate rules. I kept hearing all the talk but it didn't go into the reasoning and so forth. Just a lot of yelling and blaming. So, basically, they're doing what I had believed they should be doing. Sounds good.
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    Baghdad embassy attack and response

    So, you don't know any better than I do about how credible the "imminent threat" was. Nothing substantive = nothing. They may as well as said,"It was necessary, trust us." Exactly. We DON'T KNOW. And I'm ok as a private citizen not knowing. I'd really LIKE to see that there is proper oversight over when the President uses the powers of the military. That said, I largely agree with the overall outcome (thus far). We'll see about longer term ramifications later.
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    Impeachment question for experts

    To bring us back to the OP, I have to wonder: If there is no rule/law/Constitutional requirement for the House to send the articles to the Senate, is there any rule/law/Constitutional Requirement for the Senate to receive them before proceeding with the trial? What's the beef?
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    Baghdad embassy attack and response

    Do you have transcripts of what was said in that briefing? I don't. If you have them, I'd like to see them. Shy of that, I'm taking Sen Lee at his word that they said essentially NOTHING that they can use to actually "assess" the situation and provide appropriate oversight. Lacking sufficient information is cause to cry foul. It's like that person asking for advice the other day. "I had revelation that I'm to violate my marital covenants." OH!!! Revelation!!! OK. Sounds good. "We were retaliating with a defensive strike due to imminent threats". OH!!! Defensive! Imminent threat!!! OK. Sounds good. Does this really cross the "insufficient" vs non-existent threshold with you?
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    Baghdad embassy attack and response

    It's unfortunate that we don't know what was said. But what I gleaned from Sen Lee's comments was that the White House never actually said what the "imminent threat" was. That's worse than "insufficient". It was non-existent. That's bad. I'm saying this as a Trump supporter. He should have shared the intelligence outlining the imminent threat with as many senators as had sufficient security clearance. While the President has a LOT of discretion, there needs to be oversight. And the properly appointed (and security cleared) Senators are the most appropriate individuals to provide that oversight.
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    The Glory of Men is the Woman

    Nope. Another. I actually appreciated what Quantum Leap said about it. It admitted that people like Sam's mother were perfectly happy and even to be revered for raising a son like Dr. Beckett. But there were other women who were not happy with their lot in life. And they should be able to pursue it. I too believe people should have the freedom to pursue their own idea of happiness. The downside is that to obtain their alternatives, they had to destroy the good that already existed. To obtain their concept of freedom for a few, it sentenced a majority to captivity and death. There's good and bad all around. But my primary question remains: Based on gospel principles, was it worth it? And like you, I think 'twas not so.
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    The Glory of Men is the Woman

    One reason I stopped watching a certain time travelling show. But the show wasn't all that good to begin with.
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    The Glory of Men is the Woman

    It was an attempt to pre-empt all the complaints about the imperfections of "pre-feminist" times. Now I'll get a comment or two about how there were feminists prior to 1950. I guess one can never say it just right.