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  1. The Ukrainians in the east want to join and voted too join Russia before the Ukrainian army began to attack them late spring. So what's new? As for Tawian it has always had a tedious relationship with Mainland China. Tibet has long time 20th century history too. What does any of that have to do with my previous post? I only noted that the world is changing and there shall be more than one dominant power as this century passes by. It does not matter if you, me or any other here do not like it or what have you, but you better get use to the concept of it all. Living in the past, circa late 20th. century wont help you.
  2. WTF is your problem? Instead of chirping idiotic comments, how about reading what I said and think a bit before you reply. My previous post never defended Russia today nor the USSR yesterday. I merely noted that the Russians are not coming but they sure the Hell see NATO sitting now at their door step. Putin is as much a Commie as you are. He is as self-centered and cronyistic as most any politician the west including those in the USA. This gibberish that he is creating havoc on Ukraine is B.S. spread by first the US State dept. Type in VICTORIA NULAND on a search BUB! and see how she really was behind the coup in Ukraine, aided by the IMF and certain EU nations. So instead of being an a** with a**hole comments towards me. GO DO SOME REAL LEARNING! My previous post never sided with Putin, and his Russia nor did I the Chinese. But the 21st. century will be very different than the 20th. and that includes it moving from unpipolar US centric one as it has been over the last 20 odd years to a multipolar one (GOOD, BAD OR INDIFFERENT!) and YOU CAN LIKE OR LUMP IT, BUT THIS WILL LIKELY BECOME FACT. The better all the global powers deal with this changing paradigm, the better things may turn out for all. But if you just keep chirping at my posts like an immature twit then you can KISS MY A**! I'm getting rather tired of your $hit and idiocy here! GROW THE F**K UP!
  3. ] From The Twilight Zone episode, To Serve Man. The day arrives for Chambers's excursion to the Kanamits' planet. Just as he mounts the spaceship's boarding stairs, his staffer Patty appears. He waves, smiling, but she runs toward him in great agitation. While being held back by a Kanamit guard, Patty cries: "Mr. Chambers, don't get on that ship! The rest of the book To Serve Man, it's... it's a cookbook!" Chambers tries to run back down the spaceship's stairs, but a Kanamit blocks him, the stairs retract, and the ship immediately lifts off. :lol:/>/> One of the many very good Twilight Zone episodes. .BTW. the recently passed Richard Keil (Jaws in James Bond) was the Kanamit character in the scene. As to alien motives if such have and are appearing and or monitoring Earth, I doubt they'd have any harmful motives. To be so advanced as they'd have to be shows me that they'd have little need to hurt or otherwise conquer us on a fly speck planet in the Milky Way Galaxy. But it all make good and terrifying Sci-Fi. B)/>
  4. Aliens and UFO's There are many ideas and theories on such including having Earth been visited by such. Some people explain vast space travel via worm holes etc. The idea that the universe is like the surface of an expanding balloon with all the galaxies on said surface. To travel from one to the other looks to require much like riding our Earthly oceans riding the surface till we get to the next place. But worm holes are like burrowing through holes on a straight line meaning distance be traveled may be shorter. An interesting experiment on the topic of distance that one can try with others is to take a piece of paper and make TWO points. Ask another person to take a pen or pencil and draw the shortest line between two points. To which most will just do that, draw a straight line to the two points. Ask them if they agree that this is the shortest distance between the two points. Most if not all will say "yes". Then you take the paper and tell them that you can produce a shorter distance between both points. You then simply fold the paper to where the two points touch each other and note that this is the actual shortest distance. It kinda makes clear how a worm hole may work. As to other thoughts about aliens and UFO's, some feel that they are NOT from our universe but may be transiting through another universe/dimension in some form of time alignment with ours. Another dimension so to speak. Where in reality each dimension is in its each own universe and not in contact with any other dimension, but for some reason maybe these two dimensions touch causing life forms and objects to be viewable among each universe or dimension. Some theoretical physicists feel that we may have endless "verses" all as dimensional bubbles each unto themselves and maybe these bubbles touch at times to intersect and maybe as UFOs and aliens etc. I also can see this as ghosts many talk about. Many say that when they see ghosts they see forms of life usually dressed in clothes and often maybe faded or dreamy etc. But if a ghost is the spirit of a dead person here, I can accept the idea that these may be balls of energy, light and such but it cannot explain why people see these ghosts dressed in clothes. Clothing has no life nor spirit so if a passed away human can be ghostly they surely would be without clothes, BUT! if the ghosts many say they see are maybe living beings from anther dimension including a time dimension that for some reason can be seen in ours for a period of time then there is no reason to not see them dressed in clothing of whatever time or period. Anyways its all theoretical and can be very interesting. B)
  5. The difference is that the Russians unlike the former Soviets are not Red Commies. Putin is as as selfish, myopic and greedy as well as corrupted and his inner circle as cronyistic as any other western nations' peers including that of the USA. Today it's not Us vs Them in a Bi-polar, ideological divide, but one of a top dog being the USA seeing that other near top dogs are nipping at its proverbial heels and these other growing more influential nations are not just going to sit on their collective hands and take it forever. The powers inside the halls and in the dirty back rooms of the USA don't like this fact but they better get use to it. "Times they are a changin" was a Dylan phrase and that folks is true. The world is going to be a very different place in all aspects and the USA will not be able to sit all alone on the mountain top so to speak. I'm not saying it's going to be better nor worse. I'm not defending the likes of Putin's Russia and the not so Commie Chinese (there is probably more pure and wrank capitalism in China today than in the USA or EU.) I'm not even saying other powers will be better in the likes of India, Brazil, and the haggard EU as it's a basket case union anyways. But this ain't the 1950's - 60's - 70's nor 80's with the simple Us vs the Reds paradigm. It is also not the mostly omni-polar world of the 90's and 2000's. Best course for all is to manage the new paradigm and not go around just knocking over others' proverbial apple carts. The Russians are not coming but the US led Nato cronies have been and are coming closer to Russia's door step and Russia right, wrong or indifferent does not like it. Same goes with what's happening to China. The establishment of the BRICS is a direct counter punch to the former omni-polar led world that was US centric. Again I'm not saying it's better nor worse but we all better get on with it and smell the roses as again things are changing.
  6. Extending my best wishes for a full and swift recovery.
  7. So the athletes or teams who lost are likely just as good in being pissed off at God for losing and not getting the gift? It's not a gift if others MUST LOSE! Added, Atheletes as you said may not pray for an outcome but fans do. I said that God likely has no care in such sporting events As to nations, a nation does not act on one mind. So how can God bless a nation as its peoples are of many thoughts and not all of the same mind or faith. This is why blessing a nation state is unrealistic and has no relevance for God. God blessing good men/women is fine. But for every good American (in your case) that may be worthy of a blessing, you have others who are not worthy and deserve no such blessing. So why should they carpet bag because of their birth certificate or passport? Now to keep this from going around in circles. I respect your right to believe in what you want. That is as fair as I can be to you.
  8. Seriously man you need to clear you head before you read such text because what you chime as an a insulting retort to me, I did not speak as such. As to Normandy what I said is very true. From Allied Paratroopers loading up on planes and gliders to men embarking on ships, that day men of faith likely all the major ones stood before them all and with them prayed for God's aid and believing God was on their side. But also on the shores of France that day German soldiers as many were certainly religious they too prayed for God and believed that God was on their side. That is fact and only logical based on how humans of all nationalities and faiths believe in a God! If you think otherwise I suggest that your head is buried up yours and you likely need air. Why you seem compelled to reply as an a$$ to posts I make here at this forum is beyond me. But maybe you get off on such. Trying growing up a bit and conducting your comments more as an adult. Oh and in addition how about you stop the stupid little videos you put up all too often in your posts? Jeez we likely can put up with them once in a while for a minor smirk or chuckle, but you never seem to stop. They not only are annoying but are stupidly immature. They waste space and I'm sure the owner of this site really would feel better if you stopped or at least greatly cut back such idiotic video clips. I mean man HOW OLD ARE YOU!?!
  9. For my sanity, I try not to discuss faith of any religious kind with others. I'm not a religious person per se. I live life based on what I know and experience, but I am open minded and like to believe in things that may be unsubstantiated. I see how such things can be a religious faith. Faith I or any other may have is a personal thing, THAT'S ALL! I do not believe in a lot of religious hyperbole and I do not believe in say oh thinking that 10-100-1000-10,000 or more folks falling to their knees and praying for a God's intervention has any affect on an outcome. But it may have an affect on all these peoples' own minds and conscience. So as time passes and I age (gracefully :lol: ) I do not bother much on the subject of faith and more so religion and which is better more right or whatever. Debating much over it doesn't really get one too far and if gets out of hand only ends in an argument. I made my point here about the human ideal of asking/praying for a Lord's blessing, as if such blessing for one is more worthy than others as a person up to and including blessing a nation state as if it is more worthy than over another nation state.
  10. From my years of trying to understand faith and what is important to me about it all. God did not create the nation state, man did so why should God pick any one or group as higher or more worthy of some blessing(s) over any other? I also doubt God cares as to who wins in a sporting event to by some divine intervention pick one team or athlete over another. All this God bless and Thank God stuff as ascribed to nation states or to some even inane personal request or status is psychological pablum for our own personal minds and conscience. But if people get something out of it, as in some peace of mind etc. meh so be it, as long as they do not use it to hurt or violate others. It's still psychological pablum. All knowing, all powerful, but a just God should not bother to play favourites in especially and generally meaningless human endeavors. God does not pick Super Bowl winners, nor World Series, Stanley Cup, NBA, championships, nor even the World Cup etc. Why should God care to intervene? And if so why bother then as a human to train if your efforts can be arbitrarily superseded by God? Same goes with general/daily life in nation states. What makes nation "A" more worthy of God's blessing and intervention over Nation "B" "C" or "D" etc.? Each could and probably do to some level, believe they are worthy of God's intervention and this is a big reason why we have such stupid, costly and unjust conflicts in our collective history. Remember, again during WWII every German soldier's uniform had "Gott mit uns" sewn in it. "God with us." The morning of June 6 1944 as Priests, Rabbis and Ministers of all faiths were saying prayers for the Allies as they embarked, on the shores of France the Germans were also saying their prayers. Each person that morning regardless of side in the conflict believing his/her faith with God including their belief God is on their nation's side was paramount. But you are free to believe what you wish. I explained for you here my thoughts with decorum and IMO with clear logic and sound reasoning. B)
  11. It's not about a lack of faith Bill, but of respect to a God who IMO probably has no interest in picking and aiding winners from losers in sports, or in picking one nation state or peoples over another in terms of his blessings. Last I checked God looked at all of us as mankind not by our birth certificates (which none of us had any say in when being born) and our passports. Sorry, that's my beliefs and my faith. Peace out. B)
  12. Nothing new in life and history. During WWII every German soldiers uniform had sewn on it "Gott mit uns" translation "God with us". Interesting how humans choose to relate what they think and believe are God's wishes and desires.
  13. No lecture, but only revealing the truth. You can freely choose to know it or not.
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