Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Cruzin’ the news

EDITOR:

Did anyone notice what really happened in the last couple weeks? As yesterday’s headlines slide into the realm of archivaldom, let’s pause for a moment and reflect. With the talented writers on the Mountain Democrat staff we are fortunate enough to have at a local level, no one mentioned the true achievement of Obamacare last week.

For all the division, derision, chaos and burning hair in both houses of Congress and especially in the GOP, something finally changed, a breaking of the mold. With our country now facing crushing public debt and economic instability, Sen. Ted Cruz talked for a long, long time about “Sam I am and Green eggs and ham.” Putting his political future on the line while most others continue to lean on the tiresome treadmill of party-line politics, Sen. Cruz, Magna Cum Laude Harvard Law School graduate, reiterated Dr Seuss’ strategy … really? No, what he really did was bring the endless grind of bloated bureaucratic sausage making to a complete halt and illuminated for us all, the trappings of Obamacare.

The incredulous accomplishment of Democrats passing the 2,700-page incoherent Affordable Care Act, “so we can see what’s in it,” is finally emerging into the daylight. This ponderous document is more than just legislation, its net effect is a new gigantic tax on most working Americans, overwhelming for many, and massive payroll headaches for most businesses. It no doubt has some benefits for a few, but jobs are everything right now and our country just blundered forward kicking a bigger can down the road with Obamacare, a job killer of yet incalculable dimension.

We may soon learn what “unsustainable” actually means. But for now, whether you lean right, left, up or down, and whatever you may think of Obamacare, Ted Cruz stuck his neck out and delivered some rare leadership, unless you call intentional, spiteful closings of federally managed public places for punitive effect, leadership. Admiral Halsey, who shortened the war in the Pacific with his unique brand of leadership once said, “There are no great men, just great challenges which ordinary men are forced by circumstance to meet.” Well if that’s true, then Sen. Cruz certainly stands tall among a vast echelon of ordinary men.

ROD KERR
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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 21, 2013 - 10:34 pm

    Rod, don your Kevlar.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 4:09 am

    Real people discussing the real impact of obamacare on their lives. http://themattwalshblog.com/2013/10/21/the-definitive-guide-to-how-obamacare-is-destroying-american-lives/?awesm=freedo.mw_i0j

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 4:31 am

    Here is the spin coming from the whitehouse spokesmouth blaming Ted Cruz for the crushing disappointment that is obozocare. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMcIfpOFXc8

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  • MorrisOctober 23, 2013 - 5:37 am

    The more accurate description cookie would be:.... 'the blog of a 27 year old extreme right wing social / political commentator who asked HIS audience to submit stories to him regarding how the affordable health care act has ruined their lives'...... It is neither representative of 'real people' or 'discussion'. Nor has the act been 'ruinous' to anyone. But is has surely pissed off a gaggle of HIS lemmings. In addition to the usual population of i-got-mine narcissists one (unfortunately) comes to expect.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 5:45 am

    Morris, of the 13 props obama featured in his rose garden infomercial only 3 had successfully logged on and registered an identity on terminally ill obamacare site, not one of them has purchased insurance. The leftists motto; I got mine, now I'm going to confiscate yours and give it to people who vote for me.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 5:51 am

    Morris, your use of the term "extreme" is as overused by the left as racism and hate. In this case it is used to describe anyone who doesn't agree with your tunnel vision failed political solution to healthcare. If everyone has to agree with you in order to not be an extremists, doesn't that make you a bit of an extremist?

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 5:55 am

    Morris, if you don't know anyone who is being harmed by obamacare, then you don't know anyone who EARNS a living and PAYS their own way.

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  • MorrisOctober 23, 2013 - 6:41 am

    Pays their own way? Valid question Cookie. But unless you pay all of your medical bills in full yourself, have paid cash for your home and vehicles, then you have NOT paid your own way. You have simply benefitted from the pooling of resources of people other than yourself.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 7:24 am

    Morris, are you comparing a free citizen entering into a contract of their own free will with a financial institution with being entitled to what other people earn?

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  • MorrisOctober 23, 2013 - 7:29 am

    Just in case the earlier examples on paying your own way haven't hit home yet Cookie, I propose that you never have - nor ever will - pay your own way. Yes...it's true...Cookie is a freeloader. A user. A thief. Whaaaa?? How might that be? Because the very fact that you exist to enrich us with your benevolent spirit means that you (quite literally) leeched off another life as basis for your own. Took more than you have back. And when you die, you shall still be that leech. Only worse.....because even in your passing, still you have not once paid your own way. You simply will have defaulted on billions in cookie credit loans of resources borrowed from your children's children's children's children's (and Earth) by repaying with an insignificant amount of carbon dioxide and just enough decomposed matter to power the first 1000 MPH Cookie Edition Pious enough to back out of the garage. Maybe.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 7:37 am

    Morris, that is the shortcomings of being fully dependent on vapid leftists talking points. When you run into someone who eviscerates them you are only left with psychotic ramblings. It is like algore in his increasingly desperate defense of the global warming fraud.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 6:00 am

    Morris, which of the bold face lies coming from the clowns who shackled America with this implosion do you believe most? Your blind, willful ignorance is what causes me to question your intellect.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 6:04 am

    Morris, the administration that is telling you the volume of traffic is what is causing the difficulty on the website is the same administration that told you a video caused Benghazi.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 6:11 am

    If the federal government can't get healthcare.gov to work how are they going to get Common Core to work? I apologize for asking uncomfortable questions that the groupthink lemmings would never have the intellectual curiosity to ask. I was taught HOW to think not WHAT to think.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 6:22 am

    Leftist utopia lies somewhere in the bottomless chasm between theory and execution. If you have to force it, it isn't utopia. But watching them fake it is as entertaining as anything you will ever see. The Peter Principle should be changed to the Pinhead Principle. Come-on groupthink lemmings, bring on all your best talking points. Being a sucker is one thing, being proud of it is another.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 6:35 am

    Anyone else notice the obama girls who are never held accountable for any of their misdeeds? jarret, sebelius, clinton, lerner, rice, powers, nepolitano, jackson.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 23, 2013 - 8:12 am

    Cookie, a beautiful picture of hildabeast here ----> LINK - Hillary Hosts Fundraiser for De Blasio Co-Chaired by Convicted Criminal

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  • MorrisOctober 23, 2013 - 6:35 am

    Cookie, I believe this was best answered over 2000 years ago by the original Progressive: .....'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 23, 2013 - 7:55 am

    Morris, at your 2013 - 6:35 am, was He speaking to "the conscience" of Rome, or was he challenging the conscience of Mankind down to the individual?

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  • MorrisOctober 23, 2013 - 10:33 am

    Phil: The correct answer is 'C'; none of the above. It is a parable that was inspired by God and transcribed by man. Inherently imperfect beings and subject to our own limitations - especially those of 2000 years ago - we have presented to us text that has been translated and modified greatly from its original Hebrew. Each translation comes with its own difficulties; the least of which is no direct one to one correlations is possible. But therein lies the beauty of being expressed as a parable: The scene is cast within a picture we - imperfect and flawed - can both relate to an remember. So the actual scenario is relatively unimportant, the focus is the message. And that message is a lesson to ALL of us and therefore cannot be tied down by nations or goats or even a simple cookie. MUCH bigger picture.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 23, 2013 - 8:06 pm

    RUBBISH, Morris! Using your "parable" terminology - Does Morris believe that it was directed to an individual's conscience/heart, or was it directed to government? Forget the 2000 year multiple author/translation mumbo jumbo. . . . today's text - - - today is the scripture directed to government of individuals?

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 23, 2013 - 8:09 pm

    . . . to government or individuals?

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  • cookie65October 24, 2013 - 5:42 am

    Phil, to add to Morris's complete misrepresentation of Scripture is the fact that obligatory "doing" for the least among us is not in fact "doing". It has zero value in the eyes of the person who uttered the words. If the government reaches in my pocket and takes my money and gives it to someone else how is it that I get any type of "spiritual" credit for it? It was and is an action based entirely on an individuals free will.

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  • cookie65October 24, 2013 - 6:32 am

    Phil, what happens if they inadvertently change the orbit of this asteroid? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/10401177/Space-cannon-to-be-fired-into-asteroid.html

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 24, 2013 - 9:54 am

    Cookie, I sure that the Japanese have run the scenarios through EPA, NASA, ACA and PETA. You worry too much.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 7:04 am

    Morris is that the same "progressive" that said, "You cannot reap without sowing". Your ideology is based entirely on reaping without sowing and his point was about people incapable of fending for themselves not people unwilling to fend for themselves. He was also talking about voluntary charity of the individual not government confiscation. It seems to me Thou shalt not steal and something about covetousness is included in some of his other statements. You are more confused in your account of him that all the other multiple confusions you suffer from. 2 Thes 3:10 If a man will not work, he shall not eat.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 7:29 am

    Morris, I made a reference the other day about the lie of leftism first being recorded in Gen 3:5. It is where the woman was convinced she would know the thinking of God and how it is exactly what leftists believe. Thank you for making my point.

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  • MorrisOctober 23, 2013 - 7:42 am

    Cookie...reset your sand dial ahead to AD. Yer still on BC. (Didn't your boy Walsh mention the whole BC to AD changeover?) The OT was replaced by the NT. So THANK YOU for making my point.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 7:56 am

    Your ignorance is unmatched. No wonder you think Jesus was a leftist/progressive/socialist/communist.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 8:06 am

    The woman in the garden is being lied to by the "original progressive". Rules for Radicals is dedicated to him.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 8:10 am

    Just in case you ever had any doubt how empty headed the left's braindead lemmings are, obama is raising money off the obozocare meltdown. http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/23/obama-using-obamacare-meltdown-to-raise-cash/

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 8:15 am

    Phil, not a picture to be seen before breakfast. Do you suppose the tumor growing in her head is causing the paralysis in her eye socket and making it clinch shut, or is she winking at some hot young girl her and bill can share in the back of a limo?

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 23, 2013 - 8:23 am

    . . . if Dorothy were only here to spill a bucket of water on her . . . damn!

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  • MorrisOctober 23, 2013 - 8:18 am

    Cookie, while that is unlikely to earn your Junior Jackass Karl Rove Merit Badge you'll at least get a Participant ribbon. Don't cry. It'll be OK.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 8:28 am

    Morris, you really mount a stellar defense of the garbage in/garbage out nonsense you have been trained to believe.

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 8:31 am

    Phil, that de blasio is freeeeekin loon. garon needs to move over and make room in the rubber room for him. If Morris hasn't already called dibs. How many leftists can you fit in one straightjacket?

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  • cookie65October 23, 2013 - 8:45 am

    $3.7 trillion in welfare over the last 5 years. That is what I call hope and chains. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/report-us-spent-37-trillion-welfare-over-last-5-years_764582.html

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  • RodOctober 23, 2013 - 9:23 am

    Is there anyone who can shut Sue Taylor and her psycho babble up? She is really a boring old hag.

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  • RodOctober 23, 2013 - 10:06 am

    when i trash talk like this to me ma she kicks me in the teeth so I come online to get my own kicks back ....... much more safer this way

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  • EvelynOctober 23, 2013 - 10:49 am

    "Bombshell: Federal judge suddenly green-lights lawsuit that could stop Obamacare in its tracks" - HERE

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  • Ken SteersOctober 23, 2013 - 11:44 am

    All right as soon as you see my name you'll already have figured out what I will say. I have approximately 178 employees in California. We provide 100% of the health care premiums for our employees and their families for the past 25 years. Currently roughly $1400 a month. After calculating the economic impact of the ACA, we were shocked by the results. Premiums for an employee who earns $60K a year family of 4's for the same plans we provide, Blue Shield HMO and PPO, the monthly premium will be $187. Naturally I assumed that the rate for my higher wage earners must be significantly more expensive to make up the difference. I assumed wrong. A person earning $200K a years premium with a family of 4 actually decreased $200 a month. How could this be? I guess its because the government has cut out the middle man, ie the Agent and his/her fees. A warning to my Republican friends. Do not hang your hat on the belief that the system will fail because the National site has failed. California's site works just fine. Side note, I presented my findings to a group of fellow Republicans with my warning. Some jokingly stated that I was no longer a Republican. I reminded them that I am a life long Raider fan. I have no delusional thoughts of them winning a Super Bowl. I'm pleasantly surprised when they win a game. But I still root for them. And I can't stand the 9'ers.

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  • Kirk MacKenzieOctober 23, 2013 - 11:52 am

    Thanks for the info and for having the guts to say it out loud.

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  • TwinkiesOctober 23, 2013 - 6:53 pm

    I don’t know what to say Steers. Why don’t you join us for the "Welcome Home Fund” fund raiser tomorrow night at the Cafe Campanile. Seems you’re real after all.

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  • Ken SteersOctober 24, 2013 - 4:51 pm

    Twinkies, for those that don't know the event today at Cafe Campanile starting at 6pm is in honor SSGT Sky Mote. A Org. started by Vern Pierson and Joe Harn to help those soldiers from our county who are in need. I hope everyone will come.

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  • R J CarterOctober 23, 2013 - 11:58 am

    Yes Kirk, kudos to Ken, it must be hard to admit your a Raider fan...LOL

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  • James E.October 23, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    Atta boy Ken. An ACA report from the trenches.

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  • MorrisOctober 23, 2013 - 12:38 pm

    Thank you Ken for providing real examples and measurable data to the discussion. Appreciated. Pleading 5th on the Raiders tho....

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  • Ken SteersOctober 23, 2013 - 12:44 pm

    I must remind James and Kirk that I am still the same person that you have stated is completely ignorant for years. I'm trying to inform my Conservative friends that the ad-hock attack might be a trap. The easiest thing to fix is a web site. If those that can't afford or do not need medical insurance chose not to purchase the product. Then the system will implode under it's own weight. Then I suppose the President can point out that they are unAmerican and incarcerate those who don't support his government. Little baby steps to Communism

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  • James E.October 23, 2013 - 1:02 pm

    Ken, while we have strongly disagreed over the years, I do not believe that I ever called you completely, or even partially an idiot. You may have me confused with a multitude of others. Just a small joke.

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  • Ken SteersOctober 24, 2013 - 4:43 pm

    I used the word Ignorant-lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated. You said you never called me an idiot-a stupid person. Freudian Slip? James E. is far too educated and sophisticated to do that.

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  • rodOctober 23, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    Cookie, holy mother of Gob give the poor bass tird libs a little mercy huh? Your pen ALWAYS leaves them disemboweled in the streets, but I do love it so.

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  • MorrisOctober 24, 2013 - 4:22 am

    Phil: 'C' is my final answer. Am unwilling to engage in extended theologicaly centered debates. I'm a Southern Baptist; we only do this outside of establishments selling the dark liquor and/or unclean women and at Luby's each Sunday at 11:45am. Besides, really kinda busy here practicing my serpent dancing moves....Jesco White is goin down this year.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 24, 2013 - 9:38 am

    Morris, given that there is no "C" I have to mark your paper "F". No answer. No points. F. No charity here. Present appeals to https://www.healthcare.gov/.

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  • James E.October 24, 2013 - 9:41 am

    Come on Phil, give him an F+ -- as least he made an effort to answer.

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  • kggOctober 24, 2013 - 9:49 am

    "During the seventh year, let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove." Exodus 23:11 "Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God." Leviticus 19:10 "Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly." Leviticus 19:15 "When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God." Leviticus 23:22 "If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative is to come and redeem what his countryman has sold. . . . If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you. . . . If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave." Leviticus 25:25, 35, 39 "If an alien or a temporary resident among you becomes rich and one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells himself to the alien living among you or to a member of the alien's clan, he retains the right of redemption." Leviticus 25:47-48 "He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing." Deuteronomy 10:18 "At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year's produce and store it in your towns, so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied." Deuteronomy 14:28-29 "If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother." Deuteronomy 15:7 "There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land." Deuteronomy 15:11 "When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. When you beat the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second time. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow. When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow." Deuteronomy 24:19-21 "Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." Psalm 82:3-4 "I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy." Psalm 140:12 "He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free" Psalm 146:7 "He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy." Proverbs 14:21 "He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God." Proverbs 14:31 "He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished." Proverbs 17:5 "He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done." Proverbs 19:17 "If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered." Proverbs 21:13 "A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor." Proverbs 22:9 "A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops." Proverbs 28:3 "He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses." Proverbs 28:27 "The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern." Proverbs 29:7 "those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth, the needy from among mankind." Proverbs 30:14 "Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:9 "The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses. What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding the faces of the poor?' declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty." Isaiah 3:14-15 "to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless." Isaiah 10:2 "The scoundrel's methods are wicked, he makes up evil schemes to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just." Isaiah 32:7 "If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday." Isaiah 58:10 "Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy." Ezekiel 16:49 "The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien, denying them justice." Ezekiel 22:29 "This is what the LORD says: For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. They sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals. They trample on the heads of the poor as upon the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name.'" Amos 2:6-7 "Jesus answered, If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.'" Matthew 19:21 "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in." Matthew 25:35 "Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys." Luke 12:33 "When Jesus heard this, he said to him, You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.'" Luke 18:22 "In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor." Acts 9:36 "Cornelius stared at him in fear. What is it, Lord?' he asked. The angel answered, Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.'" Acts 10:4 "All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do." Galatians 2:10 "Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need." 1 Timothy 5:3 "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27 "If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:17-18

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  • EvelynOctober 24, 2013 - 11:49 am

    1,378 words

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  • EvelynOctober 24, 2013 - 1:08 pm

    "More Than One Million Health Insurance Policies Wiped Out So Far Because Of Obamacare, 15 Million More On The Way…" HERE

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  • James E.October 24, 2013 - 5:23 pm

    Ken, to the best of my knowledge and belief I never called you an idiot or stupid or uneducated, etc., etc. Just doesn't seem to be my verbal style, as in "Ken you are an idiot!!!" You will have to give me specifics which will surprise me greatly if you can -- another reason is that I don't consider you an idiot or stupid or uneducated, etc., etc. I did call you a liar when you said my wife had served time in prison. My gentle non-prison wife whose criminal record is a speeding ticket or two. But, I guess we don't want to tear open that libel wound again, do we? And, yes, I made copies of your wife/prison comments.

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  • James E.October 24, 2013 - 5:49 pm

    Phil, excuse my use of liar, a harsh and toxic word -- but, really, my wife serving time in prison. But, wait, maybe he meant our marriage, a prison of love?

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  • James E.October 24, 2013 - 5:54 pm

    Phil, come to think of it, when we married the priest said: "I now sentence you to 60 years to life."

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  • Kirk MacKenzieOctober 24, 2013 - 11:28 pm

    I believe the line is "I sentence you to 99 to life"...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o3m1FwhusY. Great tune...

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  • rodOctober 24, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    Kgg, the Bible verses have helped guide man’s morality for eons… it IS eloquent. So why is the leftist modality today so anti God/Christ when they profess and expect income re-distribution and taxpayer handout, essentially identical to the concepts in your comment? By erasing effigies and reminders of God’s word in our public places and institutions at every opportunity, even harassing those in their private beliefs, why should they expect or deserve any benefit from the works of a Christian ethos? Isn't that the definition of hypocrisy?

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  • kggOctober 24, 2013 - 7:19 pm

    john asked: "So why is the leftist modality today so anti God/Christ... even harassing those in their private beliefs," kgg writes: this is not true. there are many of us on the left who are members/believers in God or the belief Jesus the Christ is God. i am a member of a Christian church here in placerville - i attend worship most Sundays and also give my time and money to support the congregation and Christ's work here on earth. part of that work is caring for the poor. we do not harass those who share our faith or any other faith. we do, however believe that faith should not be forced on others - such as prayer in public schools.

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  • rodOctober 24, 2013 - 10:14 pm

    kgg, hey brother good for you. your message is important. My point was leftism, among other things, is a movement to neutralize ALL religions leaning more heavily on Christianity. But you know that right? It mushroomed when Ojamba said, "we are not a Christian nation" then switched his position on gay marriage... just before the election for votes, and then lamented in a derogatory way ," THOSE people with their guns and religion"... like WE are not Americans. The gall of that muslim Arab/Indonesian racist.

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  • EvelynOctober 25, 2013 - 5:44 am

    "Health insurance cancellation notices soar above Obamacare enrollment rates" - HERE: • Florida Blue sent out 300,000 cancellation notices • Kaiser Permanente canceled 160,000 plans • Blue Shield of California sent 119,000 notices in mid-September alone • 800,000 New Jersey residents’ health-care plans will no longer exist in 2014

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  • kggOctober 25, 2013 - 7:38 am

    evelyn wrote: "• 800,000 New Jersey residents’ health-care plans will no longer exist in 2014" kgg writes: i tried to find this on a legitimate news web site . couldn't. it is not being carried on abc, cbs, nbc, or cnn - only found it on right wing web sites. do you have a credible source for this wild claim? Reply Comments

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  • EvelynOctober 25, 2013 - 8:34 am

    HERE

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  • kggOctober 25, 2013 - 4:45 pm

    evelyn cited: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/10/obamacare_forces_insurance_companies_to_scrap_some_plans_create_new_ones.html in reference to “• 800,000 New Jersey residents’ health-care plans will no longer exist in 2014″ kgg writes: the title of this article in the new jersey ledger is "Obamacare causes insurance companies to scrap some plans, create new ones" the insurance that was being offered to these folks was sub standard. one of the great things about the affordable health care act is that there are minimum requirements for health insurance coverage. the article points out: "Those in the individual and small-employer markets may shop on the new health insurance exchanges, which opened last week. Individuals can choose from 29 plans offered by three companies: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, AmeriHealth New Jersey and Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey. Federal subsidies may help pay for a portion of premiums." these folks will not lose their health insurance - they will be included in new plans that offer more coverage. no one knows if the insurance will cost more. but even if they have to pay a small increase but it will be offset by the additional coverage.

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  • EvelynOctober 25, 2013 - 8:40 am

    "OBAMACARE Is a "CASH GRAB" FRAUD": - (28 min. interview)

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  • EvelynOctober 25, 2013 - 8:43 am

    'OBAMACARE Is a "CASH GRAB" FRAUD' - HERE (28 min. interview)

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