Danielle Kurtzleben wrote: ...what the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported on Wednesday in its latest score of the American Health Care Act. The CBO's assessment shows that the deficit would fall and premiums would also fall for some Americans, but the report also raises potential concerns about the bill. The agency reports that the bill could destabilize individual insurance markets in some states, leaving unhealthy Americans unable to buy insurance....
Over time, it would become more difficult for less healthy people (including people with preexisting medical conditions) in those states to purchase insurance because their premiums would continue to increase rapidly," the CBO wrote.
Waiving essential health benefits could also make medical care much more expensive for people who are pregnant, addicted, or have mental health issues, and who live in those states that waive those benefits....
Alan Dershowitz wrote: If we are to have any chance of reducing terrorism, we must get to its root cause. It is not poverty, disenfranchisement, despair or any of the other abuse excuses offered to explain, if not to justify, terrorism as an act of desperation. It is anything but. Many terrorists, such as those who participated in the 9/11 attacks, are educated, well-off, mobile and even successful. They make a rational cost-benefit decision to murder innocent civilians for one simple reason: they believe that terrorism works.
And tragically, they are right. The international community has rewarded terrorism while punishing those who try to fight it by reasonable means....The treatment of the Tibetans by China, the Kurds by most of the Arab world, and the Chechen people by Russia has been terrible ‚Äď but their response to grievances has been largely ignored by the international community and the media because they mostly sought remedies within the law rather than through terrorism.
Other groups with grievances have learned from the success of Palestinian terrorism and have emulated the use of that barbaric tactic.
BDM wrote: 1. Luther & the Altering of the Ten Commandments.... Notice how the Second Commandment of God (Idol/Image-making -- Exo. 20:4-6) is nowhere to be found!...
Not surprising from a man who would alter Scripture, Luther did not believe in the inerrancy of Scripture either. Well known is his low esteem of the epistle of James. He called it an "epistle of straw." In his opinion, it did not contain the gospel. In his translation of the Bible, Luther placed the epistle of James after Revelation, because he disliked it so much....
3. Luther & Consubstantiation/Sacramentalism...
"Reformers" were just that -- bent on "reforming" Catholicism, not on "transforming" it, and certainly not on rejecting it outright.
Actually, SteveR, at least two people called police to warn him this fellow had dangerous beliefs several years ago, but as you might have seen in the Christian Science Monitor article in my first message, about the three things... police can only handle so much.
Dwight Oswald wrote: "... you have this baptismal regeneration, preparing stepping stones to make it easy for men to go to Rome. ... I pray you never rest upon this wretched and rotten foundation, this deceitful invention of antichrist." -- Charles Spurgeon (From his sermon titled Baptismal Regeneration)
An Evangelical Reputation -- A Sacramental Gospel
Luther is quoted favorably by just about everyone in professing Christianity....
In reality, Luther did not hold to JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE IN CHRIST ALONE! If he had really held to this, he would have rejected the doctrine of "baptismal regeneration." He did not! In fact, Luther called for the death of those (Anabaptists) who outspokenly believed in JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE IN CHRIST ALONE and practiced BELIEVER'S BAPTISM. To get away from a gospel of works salvation, Luther referred to baptism as "God's Work" and not a work that man does. However, the OBJECT of Luther's faith was not Christ ALONE, but CHRIST plus BAPTISM. That is ANOTHER GOSPEL!!!
Well, Mike, several experts thought it was more sophisticated than most attacks. There was planning put into it and the explosive device itself was not that simple. It certainly may have been a family affair in other words when it comes to doing this terrorist act.
Vivienne Clarke wrote: The terror attack on a concert in Manchester on Monday night was sophisticated and well planned, a terror expert has said.
At least 22 people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked fans leaving the Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena. A further 60 people were hurt.
Former head of the UK‚Äôs national counter terrorism office, Chris Philips, told BBC Radio 4 that the immediate concern for police will be to identify the person who carried out the suicide attack and any possible accomplices.
‚ÄúThis person was more organised, the suicide vest, the explosives - whether made or bought,‚ÄĚ he told BBC Radio 4.
Arthur Bright wrote: Why target children? The most upsetting aspect of the Manchester attack is that it targeted an event primarily attended by the teenage and pre-teen girls that make up Ms. Grande‚Äôs fan base. That‚Äôs likely not an accident. Terrorist attacks in Europe have becoming disturbingly familiar, enough so that they sometimes fail to shock an evermore inured public....
All these attacks were tragic, and no victim is worth less than any other. But from the perspective of terrorists who are trying to stir anger and fear across Europe, the more familiar attacks become, the less effective they are. A terrorist act that provokes a stoic response is a failure.
This attack may not have been completely by a lone wolf and that he may have had a support group? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40032504 ---' Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: "[Monday's attack] was more sophisticated than some of the attacks we've seen before, and it seems likely - possible - that he wasn't doing this on his own."'
ABC News Radio wrote: Following Monday's bombing that killed 22 and injured 59 at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, there are currently no plans to make significant security changes in the United States, according to a Department of Homeland Security official.
The DHS official said that the federal security posture in the U.S. is already at high levels and that there is not much more to be done in the aftermath of the attack, allegedly carried out by 22-year-old Salman Abedi with an improvised explosive device outside the concert at the Manchester Arena.
The official did insist that federal authorities will continually assess whether any new measures are warranted.
I actually try to read the articles that SA reference at least usually. This time I outdid myself Inside the the article that SA referenced was the following:
Mark Woods wrote: There's a section on Women and Men and one on Mission, this one including Luther's notorious On the Jews and their Lies. There are Anabaptist items, too. Luther was a fierce opponent of these forerunners of the Baptists and they were savagely persecuted;...
Ah, now this is a case that really mattered to the GOP and the new court justice came through as expected
David G. Savage wrote: New Justice Neil M. Gorsuch joined Clarence Thomas in dissent Monday when the Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a Republican Party lawyer seeking to strike down limits on big-money contributions to political parties.
By a 7-2 vote, the high court upheld limits set in the McCain-Feingold Act of 2002.
Veronica Rocha wrote: Cal State Chico fraternity has been charged with cutting and damaging 32 trees in the Lassen National Forest during an initiation ceremony for new pledges, federal authorities said.
The university‚Äôs Pi Kappa Alpha chapter and its president, Evan Jossey, are facing 32 counts of cutting or damaging any timber, which was destroyed at the Deer Creek Trailhead campground during the weekend of April 21, according to Nancy Barrera, a spokeswoman for the Lassen National Forest.
They are also charged with possessing a firearm and conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the United States, she said.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity said its Lambda Psi chapter at Chico State has been suspended pending the outcome of the federal investigation.
ABC News Radio wrote: ‚ÄúWe struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not as a scene to cherish but as an opportunity for carnage,‚ÄĚ May said Tuesday.
The mayor of New Orleans made a great statement and of course it was fine that thse statues were taken down, So, most people in the Union thought what they did was treason,
History Channel wrote: Imprisoned for two years at Fort Monroe, Virginia, Davis was indicted for treason, but was never tried‚Äďthe federal government feared that Davis would be able prove to a jury that the Southern secession of 1860 to 1861 was legal. Varina worked determinedly to secure his freedom, and in May 1867 Jefferson Davis was released on bail, with several wealthy Northerners helping him pay for his freedom.
John Yurich USA wrote: All the liberal Catholic students at Notre Dame University to should be kicked out of that school and should be told by their Bishops to either fall in line with Catholic teaching and be against abortion, homosexuality, homosexual marriage and artificial birth control and become conservatives or be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
Guess what, John, even Romanism teaches,
Luke 10:27 And he answered, ‚ÄúYou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.‚ÄĚ---ESV
Hmm, now I got that out of a Protestant Bible, John, is it only liberals and/or Catholics who believe it? I think the Notre Dame crowd was quite civil since they were expected to listening to the one of the representatives of the White Power Party.
Nezir Hyseni wrote: As Jacques Ellul says: ‚ÄúIt is impossible to judge the Islamic world in a general way: a hundred different cultures have been absorbed by Islam. It is impossible to study all the doctrines, all the traditions, and all their applications together. Such a study can only be undertaken if one limits oneself to the study of specific questions, disentangling what is true from what is false.‚ÄĚ... the Qur‚Äôanic Islam...
Janell Ross wrote: Mayor Mitch Landrieu marked the historic moment with a rousing speech that sought to end nearly two years of heated debate in the city over what the monuments said about its past.
‚ÄúThey are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement, ignoring the terror that it actually stood for,‚ÄĚ Landrieu said, adding that Lee and the Confederate army fought against the United States. ‚ÄúThey may have been warriors, but in this cause they were not patriots.‚ÄĚ
I would also note, Lee probably freed his slaves because he knew his plantation would be in jeopardy when a war started. It was, It was turned into Arlington National Cemetery. It should be pointed out, Gen. Grant protected General Lee's wife in Richmond by posting a sentry at her door.
So, Union generals were as chivalrous as any rebel ones.