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  1. 5 hours ago, mashburn*Fibonacci said:

    I will take this moment to speak about a question I hear non believers ask. Which is, "why do bad things happen? Why do Good people get hurt? Why do children get struck with these diseases and etc?" 

    I say look at the book of Job. You'll learn what freewill is all about. Freewill in my opinion was given to us, so we can on our decide to worship, love and obey God. However the devil is going to test that. Just like Job was tested 3 times. 


    ...... So if you have ever questioned believing because of this and never read any books in the Bible. I suggest to read the book of John to see Jesus love and what he went thru. And then read the book of Job. (those are my 2 books I wish everyone read in their life) 


    I found this on FB a while back and thought it appropriate to this question:


  2. Just now, ya_boi_j said:

    Mods please help these people and get them in here. Seeing the same 3-4 people posting in every thread has gotten old. Need some new and hopefully real opinions

    We need a pre-screening.

    Have them spell "shovel pass."  If they say "shuffle" or "shuttle" they must go to re-education camp in order to have their membership approved.

  3. 2 hours ago, No.11 said:

    Got everyone I wanted. Cam is the cherry on top.

    Master class again by Schlenk. To get both Hunter (who I wanted) AND Reddish? And then to top it off with Bruno Fernando in the second? I didn't think that was possible and yet here we are. 

    I think we're set. The pieces are in place. Once the core develops with some solid veteran leadership, we're running for a championship.

    Honestly, the freedom in FA after next season is going to be immense.  We can go all in in either 2020 or 2021 on an honest superstar FA to make a run.  The FO has done a great job with this rebuild, as slow and meticulous as it's been.

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  4. For what it's worth, I think Kagan and Alito are good justices (Rehnquist too, and Garland), in that they are reasoned and consistent.  I just vehemently disagree with their approach to such matters.  The Constitution binds the government.  They view their job as cutting the bonds so that "justice" (in their eyes) may be done.  That they often disagree on what "justice" looks like is precisely the reason I disagree so vehemently with that approach.

  5. 45 minutes ago, mdrake34 said:

    To @Gritzblitz 2.0's prior point, the final couple of sentences, cut off at the end in this tweet, read as follows:

    "But JUSTICE ALITO supplies the fifth vote for today’s judgment and he does not join either the plurality’s constitutional or statutory analysis, indicating instead that he remains willing, in a future case with a full Court, to revisit these matters. Respectfully, I would not wait."

    Law and order authoritarians are the worst of all justices, because they subvert the law to reach the desired result.  That is true whether their names are Rehnquist and Alito, or Garland and Kagan.

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  6. 24 minutes ago, Gritzblitz 2.0 said:

    Gorsuch is one of the few things Trump has gotten right. I'll take him over an authoritarian like Garland every day.

    I'm a huge fan of his writing, even where I disagree with him.  He has a clarity to his legal writing that is really, really solid.  On par with Scalia, Kagan and Ginsberg.  

    And yes, Garland would have been a nightmare in my opinion.  Generally speaking, the people who actually wanted him to be on the court (as opposed to those, of whom I am a part, who felt he should have been given a vote), wanted him precisely for his authoritarianism.  

  7. 41 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:


    I'm working my way through this decision, and Gorsuch's concurrence is brilliant.  A couple of highlights:

    "If individuals and groups could invoke the authority of a federal court to forbid what they dislike for no more reason than they dislike it, we would risk exceeding the judiciary’s limited constitutional mandate and infringing on powers committed to other branches of government. Courts would start to look more like legislatures, responding to social pressures rather than remedying concrete harms, in the process supplanting the right of the people and their elected representatives to govern themselves."

    "In a large and diverse country, offense can be easily found. Really, most every governmental action probably offends somebody. No doubt, too, that offense can be sincere, sometimes well taken, even wise. But recourse for disagreement and offense does not lie in federal litigation. Instead, in a society that holds among its most cherished ambitions mutual respect, tolerance, self-rule, and democratic responsibility, an 'offended viewer' may 'avert his eyes,' Erznoznik v. Jacksonville, 422 U. S. 205, 212 (1975), or pursue a political solution. Today’s decision represents a welcome step toward restoring this Court’s recognition of these truths, and I respectfully concur in the judgment."

    One of his main points is though the Court ought not convey standing to offended parties to remedy offense, the state of Maryland can take down the cross should it choose to do so, the "political solution" Gorsuch primarily refers to above.

    Thomas' concurrence, disappointingly, is (to borrow a phrase from Gorsuch's commentary during oral argument) a dog's breakfast.

    I haven't yet read the dissent.  It was a 7-2 decision, for what it's worth.

  8. 2 minutes ago, mdrake34 said:

    I have it listed at $500. I’ll take something above $400. The used market for them is insane because of the wait time for new ones. 

    I once thought about getting every member of my family on the list to flip them all, but once you pay for it, even a $150 profit is going to only net me about $750.00, and I have to wait for years for it and then front the over $1200 cost of 5 KOT pedals.

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  9. Just now, mdrake34 said:

    I listed the KOT on reverb.  I don't play at gig volume, so it doesn't get a chance to shine in my setup and someone is probably going to pay me close to twice what I paid for it new. 

    Let them.  I did and haven't really looked back.

    Okay, I got on the list, but that was just so you could get one and see for yourself.

    They're great pedals, but at gig volume the Fulldrive is much better, at least with my rig.

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  10. On 6/13/2019 at 4:37 PM, heyme said:

    The raconteurs at the tabernacle

    Béla fleck and the flecktones In November.... oh yeaaaaa

    I'm thinking of taking my wife to that Raconteurs show.  We went to Music Midtown a couple of years ago for the sole purpose of seeing Jack White.  That's the last time we went (because unlike that year, the past few there was literally no one I wanted to see).