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I don’t count states with 26 milion populations as rural. The new England states are small in size but have small towns. Does Vermont have a metro area of 4 million. Houston, El Paso, Dallas, San Antinio, and Austin are in the top 30 largest. Population density has little to do with being urban or rural. Counties that have under a million are not large urban/suburban areas. Texas is too large of a population to be called rural. It will be more than 30 million people in 2020 a size of a European Country.
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 14, 2013 @ 3:34 pm
Texas is 26 million how can that be call a rural state, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, El Paso are in the top 30 largest cities. In 2050 Texas could be 50 million people larger than maybe than California since its gaining population while California might lost 10 million people by 2050 being an expensive state. You can also drive miles and miles in California and there are small towns but you would not call California rural. Houston is a bigger urban area than Riverside, Orange County, San Diego County it only is smaller than Los Angeles. San Diego is number 2 largest county in California and Orange County is number 3 and Riverside number 4.
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 14, 2013 @ 3:22 pm
I don’t know if the liberals hate them. Vermont is more rural than parts of Texas which is suburban and few horses or hunting areas In fact, there are rural Blue States, Vermont and Oregon and Maine off hand, Urban and Suburban Red States, Texas, Florida. Florida is a little purple on the presidential. In fact about 40 years ago Republicans did better in San Diego have rural areas left than Bluefield West Virginia lots of rural areas. Gun Control is not the only issue here. San Diego got a lot of immirgation while Bluefield didn’t. areas
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 13, 2013 @ 11:23 am
George Washington considered himself a planter much along the lines of the Roman tradition of Cincinnatus. Early in the RomanRepublic , the Senate ruled Rome. In a time of war, land holders were called to come and form an army to defend Rome. In such a time of strife, a dictator was appointed and given temporary powers to rule until the end of the conflict. Cincinnatus was called to duty in 458 BC and successfully led the defense of Rome. When the conflict was over, he resigned his position and returned to his farm. This was the Roman tradition until around the time of Julius Caesar. Not exactly true since the last two centuries of the Republic were difficult with the political leadership and Marius, Sulla, Pompey and Caesar shifted the Roman Republic away from the ideas of Cincinnatius. Learned about Cinncinnatius in 7th grade.
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 11, 2013 @ 10:30 pm
Laws in both Denmark and Norway are fairly open when it comes to a person’s legal right to engage in sexual activity with an animal. The law states that doing so is perfectly legal, so long as the animal involved does not suffer.
[...] This is disgusting animals have no choice in the matter. I know humans have done this for centuries even the old testment has laws against it.
Since Danish laws are so similar to Norwegian laws, the animal bordello phenomenon has led many to question if such a practice could be legal in Norway as well.
“The acts provoke moral disgust. The question is whether immorality should be made illegal. The FSA group discussing the new animal protection act has been in disagreement about this,” Knaevelsrud said
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 28, 2013 @ 3:26 pm
Well, gays can live like everyone else these days they are not casterated like in the Byzantine empire or jail like they were back in the 1960′s. Some states even let them be foster parents or adopt and a few allow them to marry. Obama is making the mistake that Bush made on the right but making gay rights a federal thing like Bush on the right wanted the federal government to abolish gay marriage. The states should handle it if California wants it and Texas doesn’t want gay marriage then its up to them. Personality, until the late 20th century no country wanted it. Orthodox from both views of the early church fathers and early law codes in Byzantium and Russia should not support it since it violates Orthodoxy or Orthodox culture.
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 26, 2013 @ 12:27 pm
Well, I believe in freedom of religion and christians have incorpated the better ideas of the ancient pagans. The emperor Augustus was interested in getting the upper classes to marry in Rome and have children and stay married. Granted, Augustus may have had moral baggage in his past.. As for abortion the Roman in the 3rd century thought it wrong since the wife denied the husband offsrping and this agrument shows up in the Justinian Code. Personality, I think abortion should be handled on a state level since a philosophical belief of it being wrong needs to be thought by most people in the Country. I would allow under the law the hard cases of rape and incest since this involves force.
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 18, 2013 @ 2:24 pm
True, I was no big fan of Bush either but Obama has gotten off the hook on Libya. Also, Clinton got off the hook on the Balkins conflict which we probably should not have been involved either. The Serbs ended up with a raw deal with our involvement in the Kosvo affair. Granted, I believe that some Serbs did rape and murder people but I also believe it was on the other side as well.
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 20, 2013 @ 1:24 pm
As stated before if most cities had the demographics of San Jose and Santa Clara county murder in the us would be as low as western europe. Afro-Americans add to the murder rate. Most afro-Amiercans don’t killed but a small percenrage difference would make a difference that’s why hisapanic Anahiem-53 percent of the population does better than Oakland which is still about 28 percent afro-american.
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 17, 2013 @ 4:42 pm
Republicans want to take revenge. Well, Republicans want to hit the blue coastial counties with getting rid of the mortagage deduction which is funny is in those coastial counties, the poor people voted more for Obama. Take Los Angeles County in East Los Angeles where Obama receieved high votes while in Santa Claria where property is higher Romeny did better. Same goes for Orange County, Romeny did the highest in rich Newport Beach which is close in income to Beverly Hills but Romeny did the worst in poor Santa Ana where there are a lot of illegal immirgants. Newport Beach property is over a million in Santa Ana housing values are 320,000. Same does for San Diego County where in Rancho Santa Fe housing over a million Romeny won and in El Cajon where property is much lower Obama won. Republicans want to tax Republicans in coastial counties. In fact the SO California area is around 20 million while the Bay Area the Republicans want to hit which inclaudes more rich Democratics is around 7 million.
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 5, 2013 @ 9:18 am
Well, the odd thing of WWII we had to have an alliance with Stalin. Stalin of course once had an alliance with Hitler. Stalin purged the generals in the Soviet Union before Hitler invaded which might had led to the millions killed in the Soviet Union in World War II. Oliver Stone is doing a weird movie where Stalin is a hero.
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 4, 2013 @ 7:44 pm
Gee, let’s do the Bay area Santa Clara is lower than a lot of western European countries. San Jose has the highest crime there.
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 3, 2013 @ 9:45 pm
Well, there are plenty of places that have murder rates like western europe, Mission Viejo Ca, Plano Tx, Freemont Ca, I believe that since Western European countries have more immirgants now like the US that some of their murder and crime rates have gone up. Let’s say San Diego Ca has a lower murder rate than parts of Greece.
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 3, 2013 @ 9:41 pm
As I stated before Herod had killed some of his sons and his favorite wife. Herod was a foreigner on the Jewish throne and got there with Roman Support, Mark Antony and Octavian Augustus. He actually built baths, fortications and the temple, but in old age became very distrusting including even his sons, so the slaughter of the innocence is not hard to believe because Herod was familar with Jewish ideas about the Messiah.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 28, 2012 @ 6:46 pm
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The first and oldest ancient artifact providing tangible evidence of the existence of the city of Bethlehem was discovered during archaeological excavations in Jerusalem.
A clay seal, called a bulla, was discovered in soil near the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem inside the City of David archaeological park. The bulla, measuring about 1.5 cm, included three lines of ancient Hebrew words including the words Beit Lechem, which is Bethlehem.
“This is the first time the name Bethlehem appears outside the Bible, in an inscription from the First Temple period, which proves that Bethlehem was indeed a city in the Kingdom of Judah, and possibly also in earlier periods,” according to Eli Shukron, director of the excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
The bulla was likely affixed to a tax shipment of silver or agricultural produce sent from Bethlehem to the King of Judah in the eighth or seventh century B.C., according to Shukron.
Bethlehem is mentioned in the Bible as the place where the foremother Rachel was buried. It was also the site of King David’s anointing.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 24, 2012 @ 9:51 pm
I heard the real St Nick boxed someone at the council of Nicea. This one is more PC.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 23, 2012 @ 3:03 pm
Well, I’m seen the Aquaeducts and the Roman Forum and Constantine’s basilica. George is right the medieval period had its problems with land owership and the Byzantine Empire had state monopollies over Silk which follows in the footsteps of state own enterprise in the Hellenstic period. Rome had a mixture of public and private. And the Byzantines followed the late empire practice of the emperor and empress owning land and it was farm as well. So, the Emperor was the biggest land owner, apart of the Byzantine sense of the noblity similar to the Roman concept. The Roman Watermill in Gaul could grind bread for 3,000.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 29, 2012 @ 11:43 pm
Its depends upon whether its a big operatoin like Tyson chicken a higher fine for them. I think that Arizona does have fines on their law. If California had fines almost 20 years ago in 187 and less kick the kids out of school it might have been considered legal 187. You have to take away the jobs from the parents if you just kick the kids out they would stay in the US wihout any education. Yes, in California it was both the left and right that caused the immirgation messed. Think San Diego was only 10 percent hispanic in 1970 to 33 today.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 29, 2012 @ 11:31 pm
There was some libertarian that influence getting people out of the pysch wards since he felt you should not be forced to be committed.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 23, 2012 @ 9:43 pm
Your right George, Propo 13 happen around 1978. It effective school funding making it more handled by the state than the local community. Libraries, California cut a day at the library. Prop 13 was good for homeowners at the time but it changed taxation where the state relies on income tax, corporate taxes and sales tax more and favors if you brought the property yes ago on your tax payments. If prop 13 was different maybe the income and corporate tax would have been lower.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 21, 2012 @ 9:58 am
Well,actually I agree that the mentally should have been kept in the state instutions myself.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 20, 2012 @ 9:54 am
George in the 1980′s California wasn’t as liberal. In was mainly the north even LA voted for Reagan in 1980. It was the departure of thousands of aerospace workers in SO California. Aerospace workers tended to be more politcally conservative this happen in the early 1990′s.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 20, 2012 @ 9:49 am
Well, I don’t believe as liberal people think to get rid of the guns, people can kill by other means. But I not against some controls either. Amercans have a different culture than Europe and some European Countries have higher theft since the thief against fear as much since their are no guns. Also, the town in happen usually has very few deaths by guns in the past 60 years, its an upper-middle class place. Probably in one of those stats of one of the safest places before the tregady.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 19, 2012 @ 9:05 pm
As for Herod the Great, well he never thought his power in Judea was secure. Herod like his father Antipater was alliance with the Romans. Herod was only at the most half Jewish and was also an edomite. He killed I believe about two or three sons who he thought was a threat to his power. So it doesn’t surprise me that he would have infants killed to secure his power.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 19, 2012 @ 12:31 am
Germanus (Greek: Γερμανός; died 550) was an East Roman (Byzantine) general, one of the leading commanders of Emperor Justinian I (r. 527–565). Germanus was Emperor Justinian’s cousin, and a member of the ruling dynasty. He held commands in Thrace, North Africa, and the East against Persia, and was slated to command the final Byzantine expedition against the Ostrogoths. Having married into the Gothic Amal royal line through his second wife Matasuntha and a distinguished service record, at the time of his sudden death, he was considered the probable heir to Emperor Justinian. This makes the whole barbarian thing more understanding since as mention above Germanus second wife was Ostrogoth princess Matasuntha who converted from Arianism to Orthodoxy to marry Germanus. There was a son born after Germanus death he is mention being at the court of Maurice.
» Posted By cynthia curran On January 6, 2013 @ 3:49 pm
Well, Constantius seems to be somewhat of an arian, Constantine’s son and he was involved with a bitter rival with his sibings, Constantine and Constans, and Constantius was the one remaining that became emperor.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 26, 2012 @ 7:24 pm
Thanks its been along time since I read about Constantine the 9th Monommachos. I do remember that Zoe also had a colorful past she was married several times. The one inscription is interesting since it refers to Augustus of the Romans, which links the Romans of Constantinople in terms to the Romans of Italy. Augustus being that great figure of the Roman Empire that everyone even christians wanted to be associated with.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 20, 2012 @ 5:14 pm
Well, in the west the Church was not Arian, the Arians were the Germanic Tribes, the Vandals, and Visgoths, and the Ostergoths rhat ruled over the what was the western Roman Empire. The Vandals and Ostergoths numbers were greatly diminished by Justinian’s reconquest of Carthage and other parts of North Africa and Italy. The Visgoths eventually became Catholic and the Franks mainly outside of Italy and North Africa at his time were mainly Catholics. Also, early in the 4th Century in the east Valens was the last Arian emperor while his brother Valentinian was Orthodox this was after Julian and Jovian I believed ruled. Valentianian the son in the west mother was Arian called Justiina and influence the boy but Theodosius the first intervine.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 14, 2012 @ 9:35 pm
True, Mr Trost Assad has turn on his own people, on the other hand, the rebels could have done this as well since reports show Muslim Brotherhood connections. A deadly and nasty civil war not certain whose better in this.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 12, 2012 @ 10:29 am
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Why all the emphasis on working in a factories. Forbes stated according to indeed.com that welders and machinists on average now make less than 40,000. Yet, the way Pat Buchnan on the right and those on the left talk you make 60,000. You can make more money as a Rn Nurse. Engineers and technical folks are the ones that make money in today’s manufactoring, the Blue collar guy doesn’t make as much ,a few machnists and welders do at 60,000 but rebots are taking these jobs away faster than these going to China.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 26, 2012 @ 4:49 pm