3 weeks ago
I have a lot of hope for the millennials, the young people just coming up. They're going to get sick of living in an ethical vacuum and sick of political paralysis.Their brains are going through the final stage of development where it arrives at the ability to make judgments. They are going to judge the Boomers and their X'er successors harshly and they're going to remind us that Americans are capable of valiant action even without the trappings of jingoism and sports metaphors.This is the first time I have read anything written by a Boomer that even acknowledges the existence of Generation X, but it does not surprise me one bit that the first reference I come across is a pathetic attempt to share the blame of the disaster which is currently unfolding before our eyes. On behalf of GenX, I politely decline your generous offer to serve as your generation's scapegoat; I believe one must give credit where credit is due, and this is unmistakeably your baby, Boomer.
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"Do NOT Obey the Law of the Land
There is a common misconception among Muslims today, that they are obliged to obey the law of the land in whatever country they reside, many advocates or supporters of this call quote Imaam Abu Hanifah (rh) as evidence, and indeed Imam Abu Hanifah (rh) did say, “Obey the law of the land” but the question is, which land? Was he living in the land of the Romans or was he living in the Islamic State? Therefore, which law was he saying we must obey? Indeed he was asking us to obey the shari’ah i.e. the law of the land in the Islamic state (during his time); we cannot imagine that this great Imam of Ahl Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah, would ask us to contradict the command of Allah (SWT) to not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites: Allah (SWT) says, “O Prophet (Muhammad SAW)! Keep your duty to Allah, and obey not the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Verily! Allah is Ever All Knower.” [EMQ 33.1]"
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|Janet Napolitano is protecting us from terror attacks by the US biathlon team - see those smiles? They look pretty enthusiastic to me...|
If anything, QE is one of the primary forces driving up food and energy prices globally, contributing to extreme difficulty among the impoverished of the world, and adding to social tensions and resulting violence. John Hussman - Smart Guy with own "fund" and everything!
|The Cruel Irony Of Being Forced To Pay For Your Own Destruction|
|The Progressives have now succeeded in kicking religion out of the US Military - they must choose between compromising their beliefs and being "separated" which will ultimately result in their exiting the service. This is a twofer - strike a blow against religion and weaken the US Military in one fell swoop.|
|Made BAC Shareholders $25 Richer|
Experts believe that the move will act like hitting two birds with one stone: to aid average Joes combat rising inflation with a fatter income, and to help expanding domestic consumption and give a boost to China's economy at a time Beijing has implemented a spate of administrative measures to restrain a bubbling housing market.
|Carlos Slim Is The Richest Man In The World, With $74 BILLION|
Sheriff Baca: Yes, Latino gangs killing blacksWhen I asked about it, somebody sent me a URL to this site where I read:
LA County Sheriff Lee Baca, on April 4th, told a largely African-American audience in Compton that when Latino gangs are at war with black gangs over drugs and turf they are sometimes satisfied to kill any young black living in their rival's territory in order to flex their criminal muscle...
Whispering sweet nothings to each other: "Chen said that since diplomatic relations were set up between China and Barbados, political trust between the two countries has deepened day by day, cooperation in all sectors born abundant fruits, and the two countries supported each other on important international and regional issues."
The DROP program stands for Deferred Retirement Option Plan. It is a program that was instituted to keep firefighters from retiring too early and putting a strain on the city to hire and train new firefighters. When you enter the DROP program, you cease to accumulate length of service years toward your pension. You have actually "retired' and started drawing your pension. You continue to work and be paid your salary and overtime, but you are also paid your pension every month which is set aside in a separate account. This is known as your DROP account and is currently earning a rate of return of 5%. You can stay in the program for up to 5 years, but then at that point you must retire officially.