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you forgot to thank barney frank, chris dodd and obumble for their "making home affordable" policy that ushered in the era of credit default swaps that lead to the sub-prime meltdown... which only cost hard working main street folks their entire life savings and will ultimately cost us taxpayers trillions... yep, that's trillions with a f'n 'T'...

^ I can see that you must get your information from FOX News or The Blaze or Dinesh Dsouza or some other questionable source. An easy review of information available on the web shows that you are greatly misinformed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_Affordable_Modification_Program

^ The Making Home Affordable program was part of a law passed in 2009 after the mortgage crisis had already begun and about 15 years after various financial institutions started creating credit default swaps.

This shows you not only lack an understanding of what events caused the mortgage crisis, but also the order of them and where they began. The credit default swaps were a bad idea from the very beginning and when one financial institution started making waves with them other financial institutions decided to gamble the American economy by issuing them, as well. These instruments were specifically what caused the catastrophic losses at AIG. Worse, federal and state officials (was it a security product or an insurance product?) reluctantly refused to regulate them (aka kissed the ass of the financial community who put enough money in the right pockets to have such an ignorant assessment made).

Credit default swaps were created because somebody who loved risk was bored one day because they weren't getting enough of a high while staring at the numbers on the computer screen. CDSs were a dumb idea and every government official afterward who refused to declare that they should be regulated in some way is culpable in the financial crisis. This involves various officials of the New York Department of Financial Services and the Securities Exchange Commission.


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Instead of just blaming everything on liberal democratic whatever, why not do a some investigation, some reading, some contemplation, be skeptical of what you read or hear, ask questions of others and then decide what likely caused something else to happen?

I guess that would take some personal investment on your part. It's easier to just spew hate at liberal democratic whatever because you dislike whatever you think is represented by liberal democratic whatever. What's wrong with America is the number of citizens who don't care to investigate and understand some topics on their own. Instead, people who lack any personal investment in their own knowledge are used as tools by others who want to influence what happens in America, often to the detriment of those being used.



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Debate Room / Re: Lukvance and OAA commentary thread
« Last post by Mrjason on Today at 06:29:49 AM »
He is as existent as emotion. Slight difference. Since we are talking about the existence of God...God exist.

Emotions are an emergent property of something else, are you admitting that god is an emergent property of something that is not god?
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The scriptures never outright say it but there is good scriptural reasons to believe Satan and the demons have committed the unforgivable sin, which is blasphemy of holy spirit.
…and as there is no mention of this, there is equally good reason to think this did not happen and that you are simply rationalising a story about magical beings that has been entertaining children for generations. 

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That being the case, Jehovah will….
But we don’t know that is the case, do we?

I could make up a story in which God steals Satan’s car and gets it resprayed and then denies He did it and won’t give it back, it is just as likely.

The point is that God needs Satan. The Bible is some sort of adventure story. All heroes become heroes by defeating the individual acts of the enemy.

Batman need the Joker -> Joker does something bad: Batman makes everything better.
Superman need Lex Luthor -> Lex Luthor does something bad: Superman makes everything better.
Harry Potter needs Voldemort -> Voldemort does something bad: Harry Potter makes everything better.
God needs Satan -> Satan does something bad: God makes everything better.

What happens if the enemy is defeated? Our hero is out of a job!

In WWII, the Allies were the heros and the Axis Powers the enemy. Whilst the war was in progress, the Allies fought bravely for all of us. But once the Axis Powers were defeated, the Allies became ordinary; there were no more exciting deeds of heroism, strategy and bravery.

So, to keep the story going, the enemy must not be defeated. This is the oldest script in history and is common to all civilisations, the Egyptians had it, the Chinese had it, the Norsemen had it, the Native Americans had it – we have it today in millions of books.

You listen to or read the story and you identify with the hero, his bravery, his wisdom, his selflessness, etc.

So, in the epic story, God cannot destroy Satan, otherwise God is ordinary and God is not a hero: there are no more troubles for God to sort out.



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in other than knowledge and technology,would you say humans have evolved? We still kill each other at an alarming rate,people stave to death when food is available,certain organisms can still kill us and we pretty much look the same for the last 10,000 years or more. we live longer,are generally healthier,diet and medicine have helped us get there.

Yes, but it is microevolution. We are still humans. We didn't speciate into anything.
'Kay.

Refer to One Above All's Purple to Red Text Chart. You need to remove this misconception of "micro" and "macro".

Evolution is just that; gradual change. Small mutations add up to cause big change. No where in sane science is "micro" and "macro" put in front of Evolution. It's made up by people who try to get around the evidence.

"Yes sure we can have very small changes, but since we don't turn into flying super humans over night, only micro evolution is true."

No, like I was saying in the other thread, the fossils only show rapid change. They don't show transitions. So saying, "x evolved into y" is pure speculation because they can't show it via fossils. They only have a fossil of x and a fossil of y but nothing in-between showing how x got to y.
Wow.

You DO realize we have some transition fossils? Horse is great.

But you know what, I know how you'll get around that.

Super accurate example of evolution (just kidding):
Hurj

Horj

Hors

Horse.

You'll just say "oh where is the transition between hurj and horj? Between hors and horse?

You keep looking from transitions, when the truth is, we have found them; you just keep looking for transitions in between transitions.
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YHWH/YHVH. That is how it's written in Hebrew. Some claim the name "Yahweh" was added to make it easier to pronounce, since the Hebrews had no vowels or lowercase letters, though, apparently, they pronounced words as if they did have vowels. As for Jehovah, it's just one of many names YHWH is called throughout the Bible, like Jealous.
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Why Won't God Heal Amputees? / Re: Calling all WWGHA Elders!
« Last post by MadBunny on Today at 04:18:05 AM »
A couple things you might want to think about.

1) have you ever known anybody who actually has a shorter leg?  It's a real condition, it happens.  So does Scoliosis. 
You know what they do?  They buy shoes that let them walk level.  Did this guy have that?  If this guy spent a lifetime with this deformity, in particular as 'bad' as it's portrayed in the video you can get he'd have done something about it, his back would be really trashed.  This obviously wasn't the case when mr faith man stood up next to him.

http://www.ourhealthnetwork.com/conditions/FootandAnkle/ShortLegSyndrome.asp

2) take a look at the jeans rather than the bottom of the foot.  Look at the shoes themselves.


3) this is a well documented trick that charlatans like to use.

The biggest issue in this video isn't really the 'trick' it's the fact that after 'getting' two inches of extra leg the guy is able to stand, walk around, his clothing still fits... not to mention that this is a really really old trick.




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Religion & Society / Re: Theists 1. Atheists 0.
« Last post by MadBunny on Today at 03:49:59 AM »
Gohmert has won my personal a-hole of the day award plenty of times. 

It seems that the religious are unable to understand that 'I don't know; therefore god' can, and should be shortened to 'I don't know'.
Why this is the case, I couldn't tell you, I don't have a degree in psychology.

So here is a helpful image that sums up Gohmert's position on the subject.
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in other than knowledge and technology,would you say humans have evolved? We still kill each other at an alarming rate,people stave to death when food is available,certain organisms can still kill us and we pretty much look the same for the last 10,000 years or more. we live longer,are generally healthier,diet and medicine have helped us get there.

Yes, but it is microevolution. We are still humans. We didn't speciate into anything.
'Kay.

Refer to One Above All's Purple to Red Text Chart. You need to remove this misconception of "micro" and "macro".

Evolution is just that; gradual change. Small mutations add up to cause big change. No where in sane science is "micro" and "macro" put in front of Evolution. It's made up by people who try to get around the evidence.

"Yes sure we can have very small changes, but since we don't turn into flying super humans over night, only micro evolution is true."

No, like I was saying in the other thread, the fossils only show rapid change. They don't show transitions. So saying, "x evolved into y" is pure speculation because they can't show it via fossils. They only have a fossil of x and a fossil of y but nothing in-between showing how x got to y.

The most complete fossil record for a species is, I understand, the horse. Why not investigate the evolution of the horse, then come back to us with any disagreement you have with the research?
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in other than knowledge and technology,would you say humans have evolved? We still kill each other at an alarming rate,people stave to death when food is available,certain organisms can still kill us and we pretty much look the same for the last 10,000 years or more. we live longer,are generally healthier,diet and medicine have helped us get there.

Yes, but it is microevolution. We are still humans. We didn't speciate into anything.

We are also still hominids, primates, mammals, chordates and animals. That is macroevolution.
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General Religious Discussion / Re: What's the correct name of Bible God?
« Last post by Timo on Today at 12:13:37 AM »
Does El being a name of God make the Spanish language itself somehow blasphemous?  After all, él is a pronoun and an el is an article and it's just about impossible to get through a conversation without using these and therefore using God's name in vain.
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