Single fulltime dad of 2, return to church for year something tells me not even the United Church would consider this acceptable.
I would remove women’s suffrage, and I might even consider making voting rights tied to property ownership.
So presumably this means that women would be not allowed to own property either. Here's some more from a response to some questions from visitors.
About woman’s suffrage…I think it’s a matter of covenantal thinking and headship. If womenar ebiblically to be under the headship of husbands and fathers, then those men are to represent the household when it comes to voting. Pieter was a judge at a polling place in a recent election here, and he told of several couples that came in who were registered for different political parties and ostensibly cancelled out each other’s votes. I think Nickey has a point about women who are heads of households for various reasons, but Deborah’s exception notwithstanding, men are to be the elders sitting in the gates, guiding public affairs; yet we find Christian women today having no compunctions about running for political offices and seeking leadership as “ministers” of governmental affairs. I’m obviously not against women having opinions or giving godly wisdom and counsel in certain spheres, but I believe that the feminization of both the church and the political realm is related to the increased
involvement of women through voting and policy decision making. As for property ownership: I thinkthta the welfare state has become such a problem because of the ability of people to vote themselves largesse; property owners are often much more rooted and less likely to vote for politicians who advocate the theft of their property, thus creating a much more stable economy and society. Others have written extensively on this, but that’s my controversial position in a nutshell.
Not too sure about the property owner business after all the members of the assembly in the Athenian democracy were property owners and they certainly were willing to involve themselves in harebrained schemes. The invasion of Sicily for one. Never particularly understood the argument about stability equaling land ownership. Although I'm sure the counterargument would involve mention that the Greeks were pagan after all.
Took a quick glance around and notice that apparently two of her offspring want to end up in the U.S. Air Force. Something tells me a female commanding officer is going to have a lot of paperwork to fill out about these two little gems, if there anything like Mom. Insubordination to start with.
As an interesting aside the British suffragettes often would use terrorism to make their point.
Minimum two years of High School required.Which begs the obvious question of why they would have to have great 11. What magical qualities does grade 11 have that allows one to carry around books all day? Anyone have any ideas?
The ECW TV show on Tuesday was the highest rated show in the 18-49 demo on Sci-Fi of the year, and the highest rated show on cable in its time slot.Well maybe this show will last longer then I expect. I guess the question is how big the drop off in ratings will be next week. If there is a drop off of course. The wrestling fans certainly don't seem to be impressed.
I just got the Observer [newsletter advertised on the site] today and read the part about how Sci-Fi suggested storylines where ECW wrestlers went in to alternate dimensions. I thought, thank God they're not going to do that as that would surely be an induction in Wrestlecrap waiting to happen. Then I saw this show. Alternate dimensions don't sound quite so bad to me anymore.hmmm wrestling in other dimensions that could be interesting.
In the battle of El Alemain aproximately 50,000 troops died in 12 days of fighting, while in the two wars for Iraq and Afghanistan our troops have suffered far less and have conquered far greater numbers than the Afrika Corps troops who lost.Say " hello" to a strawman.. Remember that of course medical technology has improved substantially since World War II. Casualty numbers are naturally not terribly useful for analyzing military engagements.
Five hundred years from now students in military academies will still be studying these conficts, these engagements, these strategies, and these tactics for they will all certainly still be relevant.actually military academies don't study much military history and when they do it tends to be very recent military history. If the argument is that counterinsurgency will still need to be taught then I'll give him that but I don't think that Cobra II is going to be on par with Caesar's Gallic campaigns.
More troops in theater are not needed to destroy any assault the insurgents can mount, their sole purpose if they were sent would be to patrol, support, and suppress. That would create inescapable dependencies from the Iraqi army, and make the standing up of those units take much longer.unless of course the Americans stay for the long haul. I realize it would be politically impossible but the only real solution is a generational one. Something like the transformation of Turkey by the Young Turks would be necessary. Or they could always do what they're doing in Afghanistan and sneak out the back door and hope nobody notices. "Let NATO handle it".
Haditha-like incidents, whether it’s a propaganda ploy or real, would increase as more American troops entered theater.propaganda ploy? I don't believe the Marine Corps tends to sack officers and charge others when the enemy makes a propaganda ploy. Or for that matter the commandant of the Marine Corps sends out a message telling everyone to wake up and act like Marines
A kind of 9/11 did happen in Canada. The largest casualty toll of any terrorist
attack in the west before 2001 was the 329 people who were killed in the
terrorist bombing of Air India Flight 182, en route from Toronto to London, in
1985. Two hundred and eighty of the dead were Canadian citizens. Since Canada
has only one-tenth the population of the United States, it was almost exactly
the same proportionate loss that the United States suffered in 9/11.It was
immediately clear that the terrorists were Sikhs seeking independence from
India, but here's what Canada didn't do: it didn't send troops into India to
"stamp out the roots of the terrorism" and it didn't declared a "global war on
terror". Partly because it lacked the resources for that sort of adventure, of
course, but also because it would have been stupid. Instead, it tightened up
security at airports, and launched a police investigation of the attackThe
investigation was not very successful, and 21 years later most of the culprits
have still not been punished. But Sikh terrorism eventually died down even
though nobody invaded the Punjab, and nobody else got hurt in Canada. The US
would have had to lean on the Afghan regime quite hard to get the al Qaeda camps
shut down after 9/11, but that, on the whole, would have been the right reaction
to that attack, too. And nothing more.
Several Marines approached me and asked my opinion about a controversial incident during the Fallujah offensive in the fall of 2004.
A Marine from the battalion shot and killed a wounded, unarmed man in a mosque. The killing was videotaped by a cameraman and broadcast worldwide.
Several Marines wanted to know if I thought the shooting was justified. I hadn't examined the footage. I saw it in passing on CNN. I wasn't there, and I didn't claim to understand the raging hell the storming of Fallujah must have been.
But some Marines were eager to discuss the shooting, arguing that the Marine was entirely justified in firing at a perceived threat.
To them, it was a litmus test to identify those who understood combat. The Marine Corps agreed on some level, opting not to press charges against the Marine. Only one Marine in the battalion, in a private conversation, said he believed the Marine had done wrong by shooting the man.
Just a few miles from where the alleged massacre occurred, 14 Marines were killed in a bombing near Haditha on Aug. 3 last year, only a month before the 3-1 arrived for its third Iraq tour.He's right the Marines are better than that.
Minutes after the Aug. 3 attack, Marines covered the maimed corpses of their friends with cheap military blankets. A Marine officer later described to me the rage that immediately consumed his unit, swelled by the knowledge that local residents likely saw the men who planted the bomb that killed their friends.
But restraint held that day.
"We don't do that. We're better than that," the officer told me just a couple of weeks later.
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