Culture Still Matters – You can learn a lot about a country’s destiny by just watching how people behave. Victor Davis Hanson has a politically incorrect method of guessing whether a nation is likely to be perennially insolvent and wracked by corruption. Example: Do average passersby throw down or pick up litter? Ummm, you mean like the Tea Party vs. the Occupoops?

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MDLION June 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm

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During World War II, Americans sacrificed and pulled together for the good of the country. But the sacrificial Judeo-Christian ethic which founded this country and made it strong was sapped by selfish liberalism in the 60s. “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for you country”, JFK said in 61. Alas, that spirit seems to have lost to the gimme, gimme entitlement mentality. I fear this election will seal our doom if a change isn’t made.

Ruben June 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm

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I recall reading accounts that communists had already successfully infiltrated academia by the late 1930s.

If civil war breaks out, higher ed will be the most vital place to clean out the enemies of this nation.

poppajoe49 June 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

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Well said MDLION.
If you have any questions about the integrity of people, just look at the difference between the Hollywood elite from the WWI and WWII era, vs todays Hollyweirdos.
Old time actors were not shy about joining the military and actually fighting for their country. Today’s actors seem to want to fight against the country.
Audie Murphy has more decorations than all of the current batch of Hollyweird pukes combined! In fact, I defy you to find actors from the Vietnam era until now that could put together a combined effort to approach what Murphy did by himself! I’ll even allow you to include Dem politicians! Then, we aren’t even counting the likes of Jimmy Stewart, et-al.

http://suite101.com/article/hollywood-heroes-in-world-war-two-a82469

http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/04/12/actors-who-served-in-military/

GhostntheMachine June 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm

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Not exactly what you’re talking about, but I’d give a big salute to Lt. Dan, Gary Sinise for what he does.

Sidekick June 5, 2012 at 2:30 am

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You could tack athletes on to this too with the tragic exception of Pat Tillman. Back in the 1940s, Major League Baseball rosters were decimated by the war and players enlisting to serve. For example, Ted Williams lost five seasons between WWII and Korea and he still hit over 500 HRs! What could he have done had he not lost those those prime year seasons? He was a Marine fighter pilot in both wars. In fact, he was John Glenn’s wingman in Korea. He, IMO, is the real John Wayne. Also an inductee into the Fishing Hall of Fame.

Paden June 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm

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Where is Darklib?

Example is better than words-

poppajoe49 June 5, 2012 at 3:20 am

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SHHHHHH!, let’s not tempt the fates!
It’s kinda like calling Beetlejuice!

Notsosilent June 5, 2012 at 6:45 am

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I don’t know, they arrested some guy in Modesto Kalifornia last night for major kiddie porn possession and talking dirty to little kids on the internet, and he lived in a house owned by a church, right next door to the church’s playground..(The minister had “no comment” repeatedly when asked by a TV reporter about the arrest)..Perhaps darkcycle went rouge and decided to enjoy himself rather than bother us. If that wasn’t him, I am thinking he will meet a similar fate shortly.

Ruben June 5, 2012 at 8:01 am

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Curious how stupid that well-meaning ministers who believe pedophiles can be rehabilitated come to be.

Notsosilent June 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

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The minister also said this perv was a member of his congregation but he (the minister) didn’t know anything about the guys private life…Huh and he lived in a church owned house right next door…He also said that none of the children in the church had been abused or molested..but to repeat he didn’t know anything about this perv’s private life, makes me thing he knows why more than he is telling, he looked guilty as sin while being interviewed. I think you hit the nail on the head, minister was trying to reform said perv..the perv also admitted his crime and said he knew he was sinning. Maybe he can read psychodad’s post from another thread, he can move to new York and Marry his first cousin, just can’t buy a large soda…

Ruben June 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

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I believe in God’s power to restore and/or renew most individuals to spiritual, emotional and mental health.

Except pedophiles (Matthew 18:6, King James Version)

Unfortunately, on the theologically conservative side of American Christianity, there are too many ill-informed, uneducated Pastor Huckleberry Dumb Bells running around out there who think they can “fix” these spawns of the devil by “Gaaawwd’s paaarrr!” while, on the theologically liberal side of American Christianity, these predators are merely lost sheep whose appetites are considered a disease or disorder that can be treated through counseling or other means of psychobabble.

Well, either way I believe we can fix them by treating them with firing squads, lethal injection, hanging, electric chair or letting victims’ families do whatever under heaven they want in order to apply justice to the perps as they see fit.

Sorry to sound so passionate, but if a millstone hung ’round pervos’ necks and being flung into the Mariana Trench was a prescription good enough to be suggested by Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who am I to try and soften the punishment?

Notsosilent June 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

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I agree 100 percent….with letting the victims family have their way and no weapon or torture device is off limits…

Noelegy June 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

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Whether a person leaves litter lying on the ground (or worse, drops it), or picks it up and throws it away tells me pretty much everything I need to know about that person.

Don’t even get me started on people who leave dirty diapers in parking lots.