So I don’t feel the need to reply to the ignorance being displayed. Which unfortunately I feel like doing far too often.
If anyone took the tweet regarding my thoughts on the train wreck being a potential terrorist act as “cool if I’m wrong” in a way that trivializes pain and or suffering? You’re a douche.
Of course nothing is cool about what happened and you safe space needing liberal cowards who wet your pants to respond can go find a dark enclosure to hide in.
My first instinct upon hearing “Massive Train Wreck” and then seeing the station was “Holy #$@!$, did terrorists do it again?”
If you didn’t think that, at any point, you’re a liar. Ya, I want it to be terrorists to drive an agenda. Liberals are the only humans on this planet who use that logic, or make it up, to back an argument that exists only in their minds. Yet they blame everyone else for it.
Antarctica is melting!!! (despite the fact it’s actually just the opposite) Oh my lord save the planet!
You’ve done that in far more dangerous ways now too.
You’re backing of the liberal bullshit that created the BLM movement has created a violent and murderous attack on police officers. Despite the fact the media has lied its ass off in ‘proving it’ you still support a narrative “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” that is and has been debunked as a complete and total lie.
I said I thought it was terrorism the minute I heard about it, if it is not that’s “good” news as it relates to terrorism. Nothing is good about an event that sees innocent people die and any of you douchenozzles that try to make it appear as if that’s what was being said are idiots. I find it sad you go this route but when we watch Extremists toss homosexuals off 30 story buildings you get offended that someone posted the article.
Oh and for all of you that don’t agree with my politics or don’t care what I think (which you clearly do) or who I “Let down” because of 2004? Delete, block, mute or shut up. I stopped caring about what people I don’t know think of me a long time ago.
No need to tag me, though Twitter mute makes it easier to stop it. I don’t care. I care about good people and this country, seeing our Constitution being the law of the land AGAIN. If you don’t agree I don’t care, not sure I can put that any more plainly. The people I know, the people that know me? They know who I am, what I stand for and what I believe.
If I do run for office I’m not getting your vote, you’re voting for a senator who’s manipulated the system to her financial gain all the while milking the very system she derides. So champion all of her achievements or stick to things you want to debate (more laws will stop criminals from getting guns, federal gov’t must act on who can use what restroom, Donald Trump said mean stuff and “Hillary never lied” etc.).
So for those who are deeply troubled in understanding the written word, I’ll help ya out.
“My first thought when seeing the news of the train wreck, and pictures, was “Holy crap, did we just get hit with another terrorist incident? If I am wrong then (newly inserted ending) to all you cowards too scared to admit you thought the same thing and will lie to your grave about it I am saying COOL in a way that denotes COOL as in I am glad it’s not terrorism and not COOL as in “I don’t care about the injuries or fatalities”.
If you needed that last part to be spelled out your a first class dick.
Apparently someone decided to run a poll covering a hypothetical race between Senator Warren and I. I got 29%, which is a lot more than I expected considering I’ve never stated a public position on legislation except to state my opinions as a Christian, Conservative, Constitutionalist and American.
I’ll play along.
Elizabeth Warren wants free education at public universities in the United States.
In Massachusetts alone there are 29 public colleges and 191k students (numbers from ’14 and ’15 or last census data).
Remember as we go through this, every single dollar mentioned in this argument is a NEW TAX DOLLAR that does not exist today.
The average in state tuition (using a national average) we will put at $23,000.
So in 2017 this state alone needs to come up with 4.393 BILLION dollars for free college PER YEAR.
Better yet, 17,572 BILLION every 4 years for a college student. That’s 17.572 BILLION tax dollars we currently DO NOT PAY. Now that’s if the state alone could afford it, which is the ONLY way I’d be for something like this.
Nationally? Because that is what her and her colleagues want.
Research states that by 2018 there will be 15.6 million students enrolled at the 1700 or so 2-4 year public colleges.
That amounts to 358 BILLION dollars annually, in taxes that DO NOT CURRENTLY EXIST.
Put another way. The cost to send the class of 2018 to 4 years of college? 1.435 TRILLION dollars by 2022. That’s not a typo, that’s trillion.
That’s this number 1,435,000,000,000.00
Or better yet, that’s 982,876,712 million dollars a day for 4 years. I had to do this math 3 times to insure I wasn’t seeing things.
Can you wrap your head around that number? This country right now sits on close to 20 trillion dollars in debt. This administration prints money when they need it, a surefire way to insure someone else is on the edge of the cliff when the economy pushes us off.
Put a way that can make this personal.
For this country to provide free education to the 15.6 million college students (and surely that number grows by a significant amount when people who may not want to go learn they can live off the taxpayer for 4 more years) the following cost would be passed on to you, one of the estimated 93.8 million who pay taxes (or just under 55% of us).
10 bucks. Yup, 10 dollars.
A DAY. For four years.
10 dollars a day, every day, for four years. That’s 1460 days so another 14,600 per tax paying citizen. I’m going to bet quite a few of you don’t have an extra 14-15k laying around you really don’t need.
So I think exposing Senator Warren and her lack of accomplishments in her tenure as well as what liberals wish the world would do for them would be the easier part of this. It’s what politicians do right?
I’d prefer to offer up something that may matter. That would change this state, and nation. Not an attack, but an offensive, offering up something I think would be a legitimate and desirable option for the US Government.
This is just a SMALL list from 2015. Well north of a billion dollars in complete and total waste not to mention tax dollars being stolen.
As an FYI, I am a friend to Gov Bakers and LtG Polito. But here would be local questions about our 2017 budget.
How are we reducing our annual 2.1 billion dollars in long term debt?
Why is the Lottery taking 82 million in tax dollars to run?
Why are there 389 people employed AT the lottery?
I’d love to dig deeper but for now I’ll say there’s no way it should cost 82 million to run the lottery and no way it should take close to 400 people to do so. Hell privatize that business, and pay a much smaller amount to have it run by someone else while still reaping the revenues.
This 1 billion + in government waste? What to do?
Latest numbers I could find show there are 21.8 million vets in this country.
That $1,026,957,650? That would amount to cutting a check to each state for 20.5 million for them to do as they need to setup free health care for our veterans. Now this is not all there is to be sure. But the bottom line is I think it’s criminal that this country allows our elected officials to piss away our taxes on personal favors and bullshit grants while our veterans kill themselves at a rate of 22 a day. They’re homeless, jobless and penniless in many instances. How can we live with ourselves knowing we are cheating the very soldiers who fought and died for what we have?
(I screwed up earlier! Had trillions for billions! Thanks for letting me know, corrected and amended)
We take that money and establish a COMPLETELY new system of health care and education for our vets. You would clearly need to create a set of rules for what a veteran is and is not under this policy. Or maybe you don’t I don’t know, but that would be a point of discussion if need be.
First? Veterans and their families receive FREE PRIVATE health care of their choice, for life. For service men and women lost in the line their spouse/children would receive this for life as well. Otherwise unless they enlisted their free health care would leave at 21 and they would be afforded the same health care but at a 50% cost. (math again to be figured out by smarter folks than I)
Up to 4 children of veterans would receive free education at a public or private school.
Now there would be tweaks and what not to this, but I imagine with a desire by your elected officials this could actually get done, and actually matter.
The next step? Addressing the frivolous dollars our first responders make at the state level.
I don’t know. I honestly don’t.
But even before I decide why don’t we get some things very clear very fast.
I don’t possess a racist bone in my body, never have. Never said anything REMOTELY racist to anyone of any racial background, ever.
The apathetic folks, or liberals who refuse to even look for a fact before being the racist intolerant bigoted folks they want everyone else to think you are?
This is the tweet they saw me post.
First off this tweet makes absolutely no sense. It’s illogical in about 543 different ways.
This is the tweet I actually DID post.
Is there ANYTHING different that might make someone using the 1st tweet to call me a racist a complete lying assclown?
For those with visual issues here’s some help.
The yellow arrows are pointing at, and to, the MOST IMPORTANT WORD in the entire meme. Without the word extremist the meme is useless. Has no meaning and makes no point.
For those idiots that need further help?
Websters defines “Extremist” as
ex·trem·istikˈstrēməst/noun: a person who holds extreme or fanatical political or religious views, especially one who resorts to or advocates extreme action
Transphobic – I re-tweeted a picture you cannot unsee (a man dressed as a woman at Mardi Gras), and made a comment that somehow the liberal decoder translated from
To “You’re a transphobe”. I have no idea how you ‘offend me please’ folks got to ‘transphobe’ from here but you did. I want to know why, or who, in this country honestly believes we need our federal gov’t involved in the creation, design and functionality of public bathrooms.
All other sorts of ‘phobes’ have been thrown around and each and every one has about as much validity as these two ignorantly stupid chaos creating examples does.
See even though no less than 10 media outlets have gone on to use the exact “ISIS vs Nazi” comparison since I posted the meme, I didn’t need their support. I can read, I do read, I do watch and I do see things I don’t need the media to explain to me.
EXACTLY like almost each and every one of you.
If I am going to run for office I am not going to head into that fight carrying baggage that doesn’t belong to me.
You want to call me names, I am sure many would or will fit. Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Transphobic? Not one of those fit, never has and never will.
For anyone that knows me also knows I’ve never had even remote hesitation standing up for the things I believe in. Being a Christian doesn’t preclude me from being close to people of ANY sexual persuasion or ANY religion. That’s not how I’ve come to understand the word of Jesus.
Do unto others, turn the other cheek, judge not lest ye be judged.
THOSE are the words I work on living by. I fail so miserably and far more often than I had hoped at this point in my life. But I try, and I will continue too.
The 2nd large piece of baggage? That would be 38 Studios. This is very different than the other crap because this is something I’ve never tried to escape and I’ve never eschewed the blame for.
Not being able to raise the final 25 million to get our MMO to launch is and always will be on me. At the end of the day as the CEO that’s where it lies, and it should. I’ll take the failure to achieve that and the resulting calamity the men and women I cared for so much to my grave as one of the most painful lessons I was ever part of.
But let’s get some stuff straight. When talking about running against Elizabeth Warren and our pasts remember this. I never once asked the state of Massachusetts for a dime, ever. I never ONCE asked the State of RI for a dime, ever.
Rhode Island and the Democratically controlled house came to me and asked if I would be open to moving the company to Rhode Island as part of a job creation program. There was no scam, no bullshit on the part of 38 Studios. We made the very same decision every single person reading this would have made. With 50 million dollars of my own money in, and having never taken a single dime from this company, we made the decision to accept the 75 MILLION for every reason you’d have done so for as well. I emphasize the amount for a reason so many of you either do not know or choose to ignore its significance. When the deal was put together the state had offered us 75m dollars to move. That was how it was budgeted, that was how it was to be worked. Approximately one week prior to the move, when all docs had been drawn up, all plans and budgets in place, we were informed the 75 would now actually be 49 MILLION. Anyone here enough of a math whiz to understand what 26 million dollars you had budgeted for suddenly disappears? The state wanted to withhold 26 million dollars? There was no confusion EVER on our part. We could move the company without the need to further fund raise, and specifically focus on product and company development for a net of 75 million dollars.
The state asked for, and got, 1st position on future fundraising but that was with a very VERY clear caveat that we would explore how that could be changed. Both parties knew there was no way to get a final large investment from an outside entity without the state relinquishing that position. It was openly acknowledged by the state to us BEFORE anything was signed.
We were told repeatedly that the state would assist in future fund raising meetings to give peace of mind to any potential investors that not only was I in for 50 but that the state was extremely interested in helping and protecting it’s 49 million as well.
Needless to say the hot mess that was Lincoln Chaffee was of absolutely zero assistance. He made it clear to us, and to me specifically (though never the guts to actually say it to my face or in person) that he had been against this from day 1 and that it would fail. With an approval rating of like 3.2% I wasn’t real surprised. What I was stunned at was his dismissal of the 300 employees of 38 and their families, who were ALL tax paying citizens of Rhode Island, and his blatantly obvious dislike of all of it. Couple years later his 22 seconds on the debate state confirmed what I knew after the first minute I spoke to him in person. To this date not one single person in the RI media has ever asked him the one question I wanted asked of him when this failed. “Name one single thing, in word or deed, that Lincoln Chaffee did to help 38 Studios.” Just one. Hint: It does not exist.
Ya, I’m someone who will take shots when I get shot at. I called Senator Warren a “Nightmare” the other day and I can tell you right now that wasn’t appropriate. It was locker room banter where it likely doesn’t belong.
I am in no way shape or form going to run with a list of do’s and do nots from a speech perspective. I speak and I say what I feel and what I know. I have no issues being wrong as long as someone smart helps me get it right.
A Senators job is to take their constituents concerns, wants, needs and worries to the Senate and fight on their behalf. It’s NOT to add billions in pork to get what you want. It’s not to shut down government because you don’t get your way. It’s to represent your people, your team. Whether your voters love or hate you, when you get the office you do right by as many as you can. It’s not about what I want, it’s about what the people want.
Elizabeth Warren submitted information on a document and claimed she is of “Native American” decent. She’s never come close to proving that fact except to state her family told stories around the fire. So did mine, I’m still not Native American for some reason.
After hearing that and other accounts a genealogist traced Warren’s Native American heritage to the late 19th century, which, if true, would make her 1/32 Native American.
But guess what??? Buried in the Globe like 22 pages out was this little diddy.
Correction: Because of a reporting error, a story in the May 1 Metro section and the accompanying headline incorrectly described the 1894 document that was purported to list Elizabeth Warren’s great-great-great grandmother as a Cherokee. The document, alluded to in a family newsletter found by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, was an application for a marriage license, not the license itself. Neither the society nor the Globe has seen the primary document, whose existence has not been proven.
Heard about that part? No? Surprising….
Now we move ahead to a CNN piece.
Harvard Law School in the 1990s touted Warren, then a professor in Cambridge, as being “Native American.” They singled her out, Warren later acknowledged, because she had listed herself as a minority in an Association of American Law Schools directory. Critics note that she had not done that in her student applications and during her time as a teacher at the University of Texas.Warren maintains she never furthered her career by using her heritage to gain advantage.
Pretty much impossible to prove where she did or did not, but why? Why the deceit?
Just in case I do run, I’ll offer this test (which Senator Warren could have taken at any time in the past 4 years)
So she’s another Politician who has created a ton of reasons not to trust her words or actions, much like the deceitful lying fraud she’s supporting for our White House.
No, if I were to run against this woman for a position in the Senate I would do so on two things. My ability to kick her ass in Washington and actually achieve something more than creating a committee.
You can very easily look up ANYTHING you want to know about her, and what she has ‘done’ with your vote to make her a Senator.
Elizabeth Warren sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Member, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Her most recently sponsored bills?
- S. 3118: Derivatives Oversight and Taxpayer Protection Act
- S. 3078: Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act of 2016
- S. 3025: Graduate Student Savings Act of 2016
- S. 2789: Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016
- S. 2761: FAA Community Accountability Act of 2016
- S. 2744: Genetic Research Privacy Protection Act
- S. 2647: Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2016
Not one is past introduction.
Here’s what she’s ‘achieved’ to date….
S.Res. 115 (113th): A resolution commending the heroism, courage, and sacrifice of Sean Collier, an officer in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, Martin Richard, an 8-year-old resident of Dorchester, Massachusetts, Krystle Campbe
S. 2117 (113th): Smart Savings Act
Give this one a read…
S. 885: National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015
A piece of legislation to have a chair placed in the Capitol building to honor POW/MIA’s…..
S. 1109: Truth in Settlements Act of 2015
And you might want to give this one a read as well.
So there you have it.
In January of 2013 you voted this woman into office as a Senator from Massachusetts.
Other than stump for Hillary and the democratic party, what has she done, anything, that has in any way helped the legal tax paying and voting citizens of the commonwealth of Massachusetts?
I will tell you one thing she’s dying to achieve. One thing that absolutely will affect each and every one of you.
Elizabeth Warren and many other delusional math starved Americans want free public college tuition.
Let’s just say I were Senator. The ONLY possible way I’d think this an option is if my state could AFFORD the program on its own.
Countries already 20 trillion in debt.
How does that math look?
29 Public 4 year colleges in Mass
191,000 students in those schools
Let’s be nice and say 20k a year on average tuition
3.82 billion dollars ANNUALLY to the Massachusetts tax payer. Already one of the most taxed human beings on the planet much less in the country.
Put another way? Every 4 years we would need to pony up 15.82 billion dollars we already don’t have.
That’s a safe line of thought. Can you fathom how many more kids would go to college if it were free? Not because they wanted to, but because it was free? Hell why would colleges need to keep tuition down then? The government is footing the bill! That’s where progressives would say “Government will TELL the colleges how much tuition they can charge” as if that body of folks has ever understood fiscal responsibility.
Now that sort of thing is on the Governor as that office is where the state budget and financials live.
So would you ask your Senator to take that proposition to the Senate? As a national plan for free college?
Do you know what that looks like?
In 2015 there were 20.2 million students in public 4 year colleges in the U.S.
That would equate to you and I, the taxpayer, ponying up 460 billion dollars more, annually.
Or in other words, 1.84 trillion every 4 years to graduate a class of students.
I could not in good faith do that, and I am unsure how that might set with folks but that is how this has to work.
We’re 20 trillion in debt, we need to start bringing that down. To do that someone or someones has to endure some pain.
No one is willing to do that, so what do we do?
Our 2017 budget here is 38 billion dollars. Did you know there are well north of 150,000 illegal aliens here costing the state 1.9 billion annually?
How is that being fixed? Not just here but around the country?
Those are the things that need to be fixed and addressed.
But watch what liberals focus on when they comment about this blog, which they will while purporting to spew “no one cares what you think Curt”.
(Hint: The retweeting of “racist” memes even though they aren’t and the word count (which btw is 2651)
I avoided specifics as much as possible, but I think my math is right and the logic is actually very very simple
Seems like everyone worked at a McDonald’s in high school, it’s what you did to earn spending money. But today people are expecting these jobs to provide enough income to support a family.
Here’s why the federal government needs to stay out of the private sector.
The cost and revenue based on national averages, to own a McDonald’s.
2.6m in yearly Revenue (based on a national avg)
874.40 $ = Avg cost of 4 min wage workers for a 24 hour day @ 9.15 an hour (National average)
320,616 yearly wages for min wage staff
1440 $ = Avg cost of 4 min wage workers for a 24 hour day @ 15$ an hour (figuring peak and off times avg out to 4 workers)
525,000 yearly wages
15% take home for franchise owner (390,000)
12.5% to McDonalds corporate (325,000)
1.564m Profit (current national averages at 9.15 an hour)
1.36m Profit (at 15$ an hour)
So using some basic numbers based on average, as government forces wages to be raised on the private sector the take home for the franchise owner is reduced by 200,000 annually.
Where is the franchise owner going to make up that money? Certainly they’re not taking less.
Spend less on goods? Can’t ever afford to be ‘out’ of product so that’s not an option
Corporate take less? Not a chance, you’re bound by contract to pay them their 12.5%
So it’s one of two options
Raise prices enough to pass the 200,000 to us, the consumer OR
Reduce expenses via wages and/or insurance for FT employees.
Since the gov’t has created laws that force you to pay the wages, you cannot reduce cost without raising prices and/or eliminating salary.
Changing your Min wage hourly expense from 60$ an hour to 45$ an hour by eliminating “one employee” worth of expense each hour. That would likely mean a reduction of min wage employees from 12 (figuring 3 8 hour shifts of 4 people) to 9. Now remember that will likely be higher simply because a min wage worker CANNOT work more than 29 hours otherwise the owner is required to provide affordable health care coverage that meets minimum requirements, or pay an annual penalty (known as the “shared responsibility” penalty).
So you would need to create 672 hours of minimum wage work with 29 hour work weeks. That’s an average of just over 23. So 23 part time employees making min wage would make up the staff.
29 hours a week at 15 an hour is 435$ a week or 22,620 in annual salary
Which means 8.8 workers would need to be fired to reduce salaries 200,000 annually.
So no, raising min wage does not and will not ‘boost’ the economy because the companies liberals all try to use as examples are NOT hourly pay companies.
It’s also the very HEART of small business in America.
One more VERY important point. If you kept the averages, and said that 8, not 9 but 8 folks were fired to make this work $$ for the owner.
What is that? That’s the number of jobs lost as 14,267 McDonalds reduced staff to offset the dramatic increase in the min wage.
It seems to me that many people are either A) Unsure of what’s happening or B) Refuse to acknowledge simple truths.
Outliers? Nope. “one in a million”? Nope.
According to a 2013 Pew Research Center Poll, far more Muslims believe Sharia should be the “law of the land” than not.
You folks with your head in the sand, you people looking for a ‘can’t we all just get along’ solution are not seeing the real world.
It’s not going to happen here. Unless we all convert to Islam, or kill all of the extremists who want us dead.
Below are links to our Constitution, and our Bill of Rights.
Why did I post them? Here…
I laugh when these dumb asses try to retort with a “Wow, Yavapai Jr College” as a comeback. I know more history than every single student interviewed at these three universities combined.
Let’s be fair, let’s head out to the student body at the esteemed George Washington University.
It’s not that they’re stupid, it’s that they both don’t care and think it’s funny to not know things. These are your Bernie Sanders voters. These are the folks needing safe spaces and liberal policies, clowns who don’t know who won the civil war.
You understand we are at war right? Our President offered to ‘help with the investigation’ over in France. Well golly gee.
Why are we having an investigation?
Did we launch an investigation when Pearl Harbor was bombed?
Nope, we declared war and managed to kill enough of them before they killed enough of us.
War sucks. But in a world where a group of people want EVERYONE who does not follow their ideology dead, it’s an only option.
Sanctions, embargoes, treaties, plans, none of that crap works against an enemy that wants to kill you and willingly die while doing it.
All of you head in the sand folks please read the following. And understand that in no place, no section, no area, no line word or paragraph, is Sharia Law compliant with our Constitution. You know, the document our founding fathers drafted to create this nation?
Almost every aspect of Sharia Law violates federal law and/or an Amendment in the Bill of Rights. You know that document that laid out what we as citizens were entitled to?
Oh and one more thing. If you think this is rooted in just a few ‘lunatics’ who want to kill non-Muslims, think again.
This movement kills to kill, kills to be in the news. And it will keep doing so until we kill them.
How do I know this?
You know how many Muslims were in the World Trade Center on 9/11?
You know how many Muslims were shot in Paris awhile back?
You know how many Muslims were killed yesterday in Nice?
No? Neither do the assassins. They don’t care. As long as they kill and keep “Islam” in the news they’re winning. They do not and never will recognize the term “collateral damage”. Hell look at the spineless scum in Palestine, they hide in schools, shoot from neighborhoods and then scream when Israel kills them AND the innocent civilians they use as human shields.
And stop with the defense of and by Moderates. You want to defend your faith? Fight for it instead of talking shit about the ones who are dying for it.
Laws and practices under Sharia
- A Muslim woman can only marry a Muslim man and a Muslim man can only marry a Muslim or Ahl al-Kitāb. He/She cannot marry an atheist, agnostic or polytheist.
Violates the 14th Amendment
- A Muslim minor girl’s father or guardian needs her consent when arranging a marriage for her.
Against the Law for a child to marry Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929
- A marriage is a contract that requires the man to pay, or promise to pay some of the wedding and provisions the wife needs. This is known as the dowry.
- A Muslim man may be married to up to four women at a time, although the Qur’an has emphasized that this is a permission, and not a rule. The Qur’an has stated that to marry one is best if you fear you cannot do justice between your wives and respective families. This means that he must be able to house each wife and her children in a different house, he should not give preferential treatment to one wife over another.
Polygamy and bigamy are illegal in the US
Crime and punishment
Sharia recognizes three categories of crime:
- Hudud: crimes against God with fixed punishment.
- Qisas: crimes against Muslims where equal retaliation is allowed.
Against ALL US Law
- Tazir: crimes against Muslims or non-Muslims where a Muslim judge uses his discretion in sentencing.
Hudud crimes are five: theft, highway robbery, zina (illicit sex), sexual slander (accusing someone of zina but failing to produce four witnesses
((Our 1st Amendment Protects citizens from being persecuted for speaking out like this) , and drinking alcohol (It is legal in the United States)
Sharia requires that there be four adult male Muslim witnesses to a hudud crime or a confession repeated four times, before someone can be punished for a Hudud crime.
(Basically a made up set of rules which seems more appropriate in a child’s game)
Murder, bodily injury and property damage – intentional or unintentional – is considered a civil dispute under sharia law. The victim, victim’s heir(s) or guardian is given the option to either forgive the murderer, demand Qisas (equal retaliation) or accept a compensation (Diyya) in lieu of the murder, bodily injury or property damage. Under sharia law, the Diyya compensation received by the victim or victim’s family is in cash.
The amount of ways this is messed up is incalculable.
The penalty for theft
Theft (stealing) is a hudud crime in sharia, with a fixed punishment. The punishment is cutting off the hand or feet of the thief.
Pretty much a felony unto itself. Not legal in any possible way in a civilized law-abiding nation.
The penalty for zina
Sharia law states that if either an unmarried man or an unmarried woman has pre-marital sex, the punishment should be 100 lashes.(Which means an ENORMOUS % of us reading this would be criminals under Sharia Law) There are some requirements that need to be met before this punishment can happen. For example, the punishment cannot happen unless the person confesses, or unless four eyewitnesses each saw, at the same time, the man and the woman in the action of illicit sex. Those who accuse someone of illicit sex but fail to produce four eyewitnesses are guilty of false accusation and their punishment is 80 lashes. Maliki school of sharia considers pregnancy in an unmarried woman as sufficient evidence that she committed the hudud crime of zina.The Hadiths consider homosexuality as zina.
Where are the OUTCRIES from the LGBT community? Hell you wanted to go to war over a HYPOTHETICAL scenario involving a privately owned bakery and a fake ass gay wedding, yet you cowards don’t have the guts to come out SCREAMING against a people, a religion, a set of laws that physically punishes and in many cases murders, pregnant unwed moms and homosexuals?
The penalty for apostasy
The punishment for apostasy is thought to be death by several schools of Muslim thought.
An example apostate was Hashem Aghajari, who was sentenced to death for apostasy in Iran (in 2002) after giving a controversial speech on reforming Islam. His sentence was reduced to 5 years in prison, but only after international and domestic outcry.
Here is where you head in the sand liberals need to wake the hell up. You know what apostasy means?
“renunciation of a religious or political belief”
You are first in line to scream to the heavens about Christians openly expressing their faith, how you all need safe spaces to protect you. You cannot wait to shred a God-fearing man like Tim Tebow for his displays of faith. In that same breath you cowards REFUSE to stand against a religion, a set of laws, that require the death penalty for ANYONE renouncing Islam. What the hell is wrong with you people?
Oh and did you notice the last two words in that definition? “Political Belief”??? Understand what that means right?
There are two festivals that are considered Sunnah.
During these festivals, specific rituals are used:
- Sacrifice of unflawed, four-legged grazing animal of appropriate age after the prayer of Eid ul-Adha in the days of Tashriq. The animal must not be wasted; its meat must be consumed.
The total frauds at PETA can’t wait to go batshit crazy over an ape, or a lions death, but how about here? Don’t hear you screaming.
Islamic law lists only some specific foods and drinks that are not allowed.
- Pork, blood, and scavenged meat are not allowed. People are also not allowed to eat animals that were slaughtered in the name of someone other than Allah.
- Intoxicants (like alcoholic drinks) are not allowed under any circumstances.
While Islamic law prohibits (does not allow) dead meat, this does not apply to fish and locusts.Also, hadith literature prohibits beasts having sharp canine teeth, birds having claws and tentacles in their feet, tamed donkeys, and any piece cut from a living animal.
There are some specific rules regarding the killing of animals in Islam.
- The animal must be killed in the most humane way: by swiftly cutting the throat.
- The animal must not be diseased.
- The animal must not have been exposed to feces, worms, and other impurities.
- All blood must drain from the animal before being packaged.
Again, PETA, you Hollywood frauds, WHERE ARE YOU??
I was sitting here listening to NFL great Ben Watson talk tonight. He said something so simple yet so profound it staggered me.
He was referencing earlier guests and their ‘bickering’ back and forth when he said:
“Nobody was actually listening to the other”.
BOOM! Our news cycle is now 24/7 365 opinions. Right, left, extremist, conservative, liberal, racist and so on. Everyone has an opinion yet the next time I hear someone offer a solution it will be the first.
I’ve said it a few times before and I will say it again. I have NO IDEA what it means to be a man of color, a young black man growing up in this country. I have no idea of the hurdles, I have no idea of the fear of police officers that I’ve been told every black man is inherently born with. I don’t now, and I never will.
None of that means I don’t or cannot empathize. I have, and I do. None of that means it cannot begin to get better, or change for the positive. It’s about how badly we as a nation want “Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” to be real.
For every person I see stood up by a minority movement as persecuted or oppressed I now see someone else with a “Kill pigs” slogan of some sort.
Why, if I am not supposed to believe all black teenagers are Crips or Bloods, is it ok for you to say all cops are racist? Does that include the Black officers? Latino? Chinese? Japanese? Or is it just the white ones?
Why can I see strong successful black men like Dr Ben Carson, Col Allan West, Sheriff David A Clarke, Herman Cain, and so many others sit in front of a camera and talk about ways other than violence, to move this nation forward? Men who came from abject poverty, rose above all this and became people who changed the world?
Then I can turn on any social media site and see citizens of this nation tweet the most despicable racist commentary possible.
“Nobody is actually listening to the other”
It’s true, so very true. So in my little corner of the world I’d love to hear ANYONE offer a step forward. A legitimate step forward for all of us to make.
No racist bullshit, but honest to God thoughts about how on earth we move past this, and begin picking up the pieces?
“Hold cops accountable” isn’t an answer. That’s not a solution that’s an idea. Our justice system attempts to do this for the most part but there are cracks, like anything else there’s flaws and holes. The problem is they make up 1% of the total, but 99% of the news cycle.
But what can we physically do?
Our officers need to know that even if this administration doesn’t have their backs, most of us law abiding citizens do.
And somehow, some way, we need to bridge a gap between local citizens and their officers.
Is it a meeting? Is it a “town hall” with leadership voices, NOT POLITICIANS, screw them, they are a big reason why we are here. No frauds like Sharpton, Jackson, Pelosi, McConnell, Reid, or any of the ones who’ve helped us get to this chasm we’re perched on the edge of.
Televised? No print media, they’re another big reason why we are here. It’s 2016, “We the People” can do far more now than we ever thought possible when it comes to social issues.
5 families kissed their dads goodbye before work Thursday, and they’ll never see their fathers/husbands again. These men had nothing to do with the events in Minnesota, Louisiana, but they paid for it. All while protecting “Black Lives Matter” protesters.
Ideas? Real tangible legitimate ideas? Anyone?
You and I have never met, but I do know you’re pretty damn good at what you do.
You’ve made it to a point in your career when you get to pick where, and for how much, you play next. Congratulations, people don’t understand how hard that actually is.
In the winter of 2003 I was ‘sort of’ in that same boat. I had options. The first? I could go to NY, and become a Yankee, and possibly win the 28th? 29th? World Championship in their storied history.
I could go to Boston and do something no one had seen in their lifetimes, help break an 86 year old curse.
Now there’s no Celtic curse, far from it. Some of your sports greatest players have donned the Irish Green and Clover leaf of the Celts.
Bill Russell? Bird? Havlicek? Bob Cousy? Pretty sure you know them as well or better than I ever could.
Why does that matter? For this reason. Tradition. People here in NE aren’t transplants, they aren’t bandwagon folks. You are born, and raised here, and the Celtic, Sox, Bruins and Pats are not ‘your teams’ they are part of your life. I had NO IDEA it was what it was until I came here.I know passion, I lived for the game, but I never took the ball in front of people who loved their players and their teams more than these folks.
As I learned in the winter of ’03, when I was informed families were actually PRAYING for me to come here over their thanksgiving table, this place is a different world.
And that’s not bad different.
You have the world at your feet. Financially you’re about to get 9 figures worth of contract, and that’s awesome, congratulations.
You’re going to pick your next ‘home’, and I can honestly tell you there is no place on this planet like Boston.
You come here, you help win a title and it won’t be a celebration. It’s a revival, it’s a “you will never be forgotten and never have to buy another beer” kind of championship.
These people live for their teams, their athletes, you come here, bust your ass (which I don’t think will ever be an issue) and you leave it all on the floor and you’ll have a few million folks who’ll name kids, dogs and whatever else they can, Kevin, KD, Durant or some other derivative.
I’ve got no skin in the game other than these people, they treated my family and I like royalty from the day we came here.
I will add this one last thing.
This photo? This is what these people meant to me. I knew my career would change after this, bad things likely would result from pushing my body here, but I would not trade a second of this. I did this because of what my teammates meant to me, and what these people made me realize about tradition, honor, class, loyalty. Being a member of their family means something not only to them, but it will to you.
Whatever your decision I pray you stay healthy and get what you want from the game, but I can assure you coming here will be a decision you’ll look back on and smile after your 2nd or 3rd title. Heading into the Basketball HoF in a Celts jersey?
Pretty sure it gets no better than that.
God Bless and Good luck
Member of the 2004 and 2007 Boston Red Sox World Championship teams