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Well, Orthodox civilzations were prior to Classical Liberalism. Russia finally did away with serfdom in the early 19th century, from what I hear maybe I’m wrong Byzantium had a problem with the land aristorcracy and the workers of the land. Some periods where there were more small farms and other periods where there were large estates is not prefer to the modern market system with its faults. Maybe, the advantage was that if you were a shoemaker then your children would do the same thing.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 14, 2012 @ 3:12 pm
Well, that’s true in MISS actually a lot of folks in Evangelical Protestantism dislike is far worst for Roman Catholics. There is very poor information on the middle ages giving very high numbers of the Catholic church killing 6 million even the crusades The Catholic church didn’t killed even closed to that. Killing people for Religous faith in the middle ages was not that closed either I have a figure of between 3,000 to 60,000 on the Cathars. In the east the Paulicans are another group some of the figures seem high too but a lot of protestant historians just blame the Catholic church and the popeand, the Empress Theodora in the 8th century seems to not be held accountable in 19th century records for the Paulicans demise.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 13, 2012 @ 6:26 pm
This is on the left, some are the left are getting pretty crazy Oliver Stone even states than Lenin or Stalin were not that bad.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 2, 2012 @ 4:09 pm
Well George ,Bushes tax cuts were ok but he had way too many ties with the government of Mexico. The Mexican government from Reagan onward favors allowing its citiznes to come to the US to work and send billions of dollars home. This in the long term has lead to the demographic changed of America and the main reason why Republicians and some honest Democratic politicians have trouble with making e-verify the law of the land since business interest and people with false id’s want the status quo to go on. The housing mess was cause partially by giving into the demands of the govenment of Mexico since a high portion of the bad loans went to heavily hispanic areas in California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. Texas and New Mexico have tiighter loading laws were you have to have at least a downpayment its why they were spared.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 2, 2012 @ 8:45 am
Well George, Bush, Norquist and others in the neo-con period tried to get the economy going by a lot of immmirgtion both legal and illegal to increase consumer demand.. Obama took advantage of this after the housing crash since minorites hispanics, blacks and asians tend to vote more Democratic anyways. Minorities hard hit by crash since hispanics were heavily employed in construcation. Obama copies the lost decade of Japan by high spending projects and low interest rates to get housing values up in the hardest hit markets like California, Nevada, and Arizona and Florida. Banking investors and foreign investors buying off the surplus property own by the banks usually to convert into renters.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 2, 2012 @ 8:17 am
Well, some times Glen Beck or neo-con David Horowitz get too emotional but their background information on Obama is correct. Neo-Con Horowitz was a real red diaper baby whose parents in the 1930′s looked like nice progressive people for decent wages for workers or civil rights for blacks they were communist members that praise what Stlalin was doing even when he had an alliance with Hitler and the Horowitzes were Jews. David also was apart of the new left and knew Billy Ayers when he wa in the weather underground.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 1, 2012 @ 8:18 pm
Well, most of the commie stuff on Obama is that his father was attractive to far left and he was a strong anti-colonial Keyian. Obama’s granfather’s friend Frank Marsahll Davis had a communist party number. Read Paul Kengor’s the communist. Third John Drew that knew Obama when he went to college in California stated that Obama was interested in the more radical type of Marx thinking in college but went to the Midwest Academy that taught a fabian means of socalism where the state doesn’t own property but industries are control by communties-the community organizing. In the states particulary after Ronald Reagan and even in Western Europe the old style of socalism didn’t work so a gradual take over by community groups like Acorn was the preferred methind-Stanley Kutz book radical in chief. But the US System different in Europe means that Obama will appear more moderate. Granted, people can debate whether you should tax people at 39 percent or 33 percent if you make 250,000 but Obama and Democratic Parties lumped the guy at about a million with George Soros. There was a lot of envy most folks that shared this envy were Hardcore Democratics but some moderate Reublicans were brought in.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 1, 2012 @ 8:13 pm
Vann will become spiritual leader for 1.3 million Orange County Catholics, who now make up 41 percent of the county’s population. The diocese is the 10th-largest in the U.S., the second-largest in California and, by some estimates, the nation’s fastest-growing.Following decades of immigration from Latin America and Vietnam, regions with strong Catholic traditions, Catholicism is now a prominent religious and cultural force in a county historically known as a birthplace of evangelical Protestant megachurches. Well, as stated before immirgation is a factor. An area about 30 years ago which was mainly protestant and protesants are more likely to vote Republican is now turn into more for Catholicism thanks to immirgation which is more divded between the two parties. George’s wonder why California is so democratic well immirgation was vertainly a big factor.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 9, 2012 @ 9:45 am
Well, Austin is known for low pay for its cost of living, housing average’s around 250,000 because of a lot of out of state people. Austin and some of the Dallas and Houston area not as cheap as 10 years ago. Texas has the 13th highest property tax. All states wihout income taxes make it up by property taxes. One man paid 2,000 less in property by moving to Missouri and even paid less taxes in Missouri since property tax was cheaper. Three, Texas has 1.6 illegal immirgants when the housing boom was going they could get good construcation jobs that has been cut in half that why even under the new study poverty is around 16.8 percent.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 3, 2012 @ 10:23 pm
Well, there are some Republicans that pushed legalization George W Bush and Jeb Bush its not just the left. There are bad apples on both the left and right and the Mexican government is the big pusher of this. I know because I saw the results of Reagan’s legalization in 1986.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 3, 2012 @ 5:56 pm
Unlike you archpriest Morris, I’m mainly self taught on history but I agree with you history in the university system defintely has a biases and Rev Wright’s history of Roman history is pretty medocre. This doesn’t stopped the professors of their biases. Romans are Garlic nose Italians and Jews are subharian blacks according to Rev Wright. Granted, Romey’s mormon aith believe that Jesus came to the new world and there is no proof of it. But Obama’s faith in Wright’s history by the smart professors who know ancient history is ok.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 1, 2012 @ 7:42 pm
George, Romeny lost because of some of the stupid things of Geroge W Bush. According to the late Terry Anderson an africian-american Bush once a training program for Casinos but you had to be Latino. Ronald Reagan never did Affirmative Action programs and Bush did some for Hispanics not blacks or whites. Bush also got rid of lend downpayments so hispanics that came here illegality could purchase homes thru their construcation jobs and Bush tried 3 times or so to legalizated them. He created job competition between immirgants legal or illegal, native born Latinos, Whites and blacks. At one time Bakersfield Ca had a house that was brought by an illegal immirgant for 600,000.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 1, 2012 @ 12:55 pm
Logan what is interesting is that cost of living was included amd the south was not at the bottom, California and Washington DC have the highest povery when you do cost of living at 23 percent, Arizona and Florida would be next at 19 percent, Texas is 10 worst at 16.8 and MIssisppi had lower poverty than New York and Texas at 15 percent. The old poverty system did not include cost of living. Blue states with high immirgant populations not fair well in school stats, in fact Iowa is 14 while New York is 30th. Logan immirgation is a bigger factor in poverty these days than the old black/white divde since most of the high poverty states with the new measure have high foreign born populations with high poverty rates, high cost of living and 4 of them were apart of the housing bubble, Nevada also was at 18 percent poverty rate under the new study.
» Posted By cynthia curran On November 30, 2012 @ 9:52 pm
Actually, I was the few that like Romeny better than Bush. He was one of those northern politicans that got pushed. He actually was a lot more sensible on immirgation than Bush hittting some companies that hired people with false id’s is good. Unforunately Ryan was apart of the usual Republican group and only knew about spending cuts.
» Posted By cynthia curran On November 30, 2012 @ 12:28 pm
Well, the good news is immirgant birth rates are down. Now not all Mexican and Cnetral American people are Catholic there is at least 20 percent of more that are protestant where birth control is ok. For the latinos to get anywhere now the middle class less children would help.
» Posted By cynthia curran On November 30, 2012 @ 12:25 pm
Following an operation, I am lying in the surgical ward of a camp hospital. I cannot move. I am hot and feverish, but nonetheless my thoughts do not dissolve into delerium, and I am grateful to Dr. Boris Nikolayevich Kornfeld, who is sitting beside my cot and talking to me all evening. The light has been turned out, so it will not hurt my eyes. There is no one else in the ward.
Fervently he tells me the long story of his conversion from Judaism to Christianity. I am astonished at the conviction of the new convert, at the ardor of his words.
We know each other very slightly, and he was not the one responsible for my treatment, but there was simply no one here with whom he could share his feelings. He was a gentle and well-mannered person. I could see nothing bad in him, nor did I know anything bad about him. However, I was on guard because Kornfeld had now been living for two months inside the hospital barracks, without going outside. He had shut himself up in here, at his place of work, and avoided moving around camp at all.
This meant that he was afraid of having his throat cut. In our camp it had recently become fashionable to cut the throats of stool pigeons. This has an effect. But who could guarantee that only stoolies were getting their throats cut? One prisoner had had his throat cut in a clear case of settling a sordid grudge. Therefore the self-imprisonment of Kornfeld in the hospital did not necessarily prove that he was a stool pigeon.
It is already late. The whole hospital is asleep. Kornfeld is finishing his story:
“And on the whole, do you know, I have become convinced that there is no punishment that comes to us in this life on earth which is undeserved. Superficially it can have nothing to do with what we are guilty of in actual fact, but if you go over your life with a fine-tooth comb and ponder it deeply, you will always be able to hunt down that transgression of yours for which you have now received this blow.”
I cannot see his face. Through the window come only the scattered reflections of the lights of the perimeter outside. The door from the corridor gleams in a yellow electrical glow. But there is such mystical knowledge in his voice that I shudder.
Those were the last words of Boris Kornfeld. Noiselessly he went into one of the nearby wards and there lay down to sleep. Everyone slept. There was no one with whom he could speak. I went off to sleep myself.
I was wakened in the morning by running about and tramping in the corridor; the orderlies were carrying Kornfeld’s body to the operating room. He had been dealt eight blows on the skull with a plasterer’s mallet while he slept. He died on the operating table, without regaining consciousness.
And so it happened that Kornfeld’s prophetic words were his last words on earth, and those words lay upon me as an inheritance. You cannot brush off that kind of inheritance by shrugging your shoulders.
But by that time I myself had matured to similar thoughts. I would have been inclined to endow his words with the significance of a universal law of life. However, one can get all tangled up that way. One would have to admit that, on that basis, those who had received even crueler punishments than imprisonment,those who were shot or burned at the stake, were some sort of super-evildoers. And yet it is the the innocent who are punished most zealously. And what would one then have to say about our torturers? Why does fate not punish them? Why do they prosper?
The only solution to this would be that the meaning of earthly existence lies not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering, but in the development of the soul. From that point of view our torturers have been punished most horribly of all: they are turning into swine; they are departing downward from humanity. From that point of view punishment is inflicted on those whose development . . . holds out hope.
But there was something in Kornfeld’s last words that touched a sensitive chord, and that I completely accept for myself. And many will accept the same for themselves.
In the seventh year of my imprisonment I had gone over and re-examined my life and had come to understand why everything had happened to me: both prison and my malignant tumor. And I would not have murmured even if all that punishment had been considered inadequate.
I lay there a long time in that recovery room from which Kornfeld had gone forth to his death, and all alone during sleepless nights I pondered with astonishment my own life and the turns it had taken. Looking back, I saw that for my whole conscious life I had not understood either myself or my strivings. What had seemed for so long to be beneficial now turned out in actuality to be fatal, and I had been striving to go in the opposite direction to that which was truly necessary for me. But just as the waves of the sea knock the inexperienced swimmer off his feet and keep tossing him back onto the shore, so also was I painfully tossed back on dry land by the blows of misfortune. And it was only because of this that I was able to travel the path which I had always really wanted to travel.
It was granted to me to carry away from my prison years on my bent back, which nearly broke beneath its load, this essential experience: how a human being becomes evil and how good. In the intoxication of youthful successes I had felt myself to be infallible, and I was therefore cruel. In the surfeit of power I was a murderer and an oppressor. In my most evil moments I was convinced that I was doing good, and I was well supplied with systematic arguments. It was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart, and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. Even within hearts overwhlemed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained; and even in the best of all hearts, there remains a small corner of evil.
Since then I have come to understand the truth of all the religions of the world: they struggle with the evil inside a human being (inside every human being). It is impossible to expel evil from the world in its entirety, but it is possible to constrict it within each person.
(Excerpted and abridged from The Gulag Archipelago.)
» Posted By cynthia curran On November 27, 2012 @ 9:18 pm
Pray for the families of the 150 people.
» Posted By cynthia curran On November 3, 2012 @ 2:13 pm
Well, George they were good centurians the Marines, the bible says good things about Centurians and Roman sources do as well in fact in Julius Caesar’s Gallic war he mentions about a brave centurians that rushed into the Gauls and died. Joshua had to have courage if you are familar with the anicent cannanite people they had they go thru fire.
» Posted By cynthia curran On December 7, 2012 @ 9:42 pm
Protestants came up with Sunday to not only teach bible stories to kids but to teach them to read. This was in the industrical Revolution when mass eduucation was not widespread and in England the churches were involve in education.
» Posted By cynthia curran On February 5, 2013 @ 10:28 pm
George is no neocon, he doesn’t like Orthodoxy being like the orthodox Greens or Blues of the circus factions that call themselves that even if some of them knife people and stole from people.
» Posted By cynthia curran On October 5, 2012 @ 10:52 pm
Well, Evangelicals are weak on arguments since they refer to the bible only too much. A conservative Roman Catholic is much better. I read a Roman Catholic argument on abortion and they even use Philo and Josephus that even Jews in the first century thought abortion was wrong,never heard of that before.
» Posted By cynthia curran On September 29, 2012 @ 2:35 pm
True, even Eusebius church history doesn’t refer to Jesus being married. Its probably one of the Gnostic writings True, the modern left thinking would complain about Byzantines cutting noses for committing adultery but Muslims stoning someone for adultery that’s a religious and culture thing.
» Posted By cynthia curran On September 28, 2012 @ 1:41 am
Well its not as bad as Obama complaining that Republicans kept their guns near and their Religion. Obama sees most Republicans as lower middle class whites which he looks down upon even if he offers them unemployment benefits more. Most Republicans are in certain states and all income classes and their are a few like Heather McDonald who doesn’t believe in the exist of God but is Republican on fiscal and crime issues. Dems see all Republicans as members of the Religious Right there are various groups from Paleo cons to neo cons and social issue ones.
» Posted By cynthia curran On September 27, 2012 @ 9:57 pm
I mean, can do good by keeping the military spending from falling since the spending is be checked more these days than in the early 1980′s.
» Posted By cynthia curran On September 27, 2012 @ 4:56 pm
Well, Reagan was cold war and he was the last to take California while George H y took once it in 1988. So California also use to be more willing to vote Republican or moderate Democratic because of the aerospace industries. Reagan spent more on Military that went to certain aerospace companies, up until 1980 most people that moved to California where form other states than other countries because the housing cost was near the national norm and they could get a good job in aerospace. Reagan won his state because of heavily military spending not certain if the Republicans that are more hawkish good do this again since the military spending is be viewd more of in the past and more spending doesn’t mean more aerospace jobs.
» Posted By cynthia curran On September 27, 2012 @ 4:53 pm
I agree with Father John Morris our current immigration laws make it hard for people in Western and Eastern Europe or the middle east compared to Latin America or Asia because of the chain immigration.- relatives requesting for relatives and legalizing people makes it non-fair to those that follow the proper steps.
» Posted By cynthia curran On September 27, 2012 @ 4:44 pm
Well, father Hans in Florida and California and Texas its the Hispanic poverty issue. 2nd or 3rd generation Hispanics have to compete against new arrivals along with blacks.
» Posted By cynthia curran On September 27, 2012 @ 12:02 am
Well, immigration is a tricky issue but the large groups on welfare programs in both Texas and California are Hispanics. Libertarians are expanding the welfare state since many illegal immirgants have children in the US and able to have programs like WIC, Free and Reduce Lunch Programs and so forth. If teenagers or people in their early 20′s were working again as fastfood workers or low level concstrucation workers and so forth you would have less people on welfare since they usually are not as likely to have children as much as illegal hispanics immirgants in their late 20′s and 30′s. Hispanics already have a higher poverty rate than whites illegal immirgation usually adss to it particulary when you have a legalization process. Well, in both Texas and California towns like El Paso and Santa Ana have much higher rates of children 5 and under and they have alot of illegal immigrants in their cities. I feel that Mexico is as George mention the 13th wealthiest country that should do more than just export its people for remittances money.
» Posted By cynthia curran On September 27, 2012 @ 12:00 am
How to get the work requirements again working for welfare, penalized small and large companies that hire illegal immigrants this will make about at least 4 million low skilled jobs available again for the native born.
» Posted By cynthia curran On September 24, 2012 @ 10:15 am
Back To Stats Page
I mean use the income tax credit are here illegality.
» Posted By cynthia curran On September 24, 2012 @ 10:02 am