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The Truth About Global Warming & Climate Change

Updated on June 4, 2019
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James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with three non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.

Global Warming

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes says the world will end in 12 years if we do not address Climate Change/Global Warming with her Green New Deal. This has been roundly debunked even by leftist climate change promoting scientists.

Other Leftists/Globalists have suggested anyone who disagrees with the Global Warming/Climate Change Agenda should be arrested, or at least censored.

The average temperature on Earth is currently 61 degrees. A Swedish scientific study has found that the planet was about eight degrees warmer in ancient Roman times, and again in the Middle Ages than it is today. This confounds the propaganda that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the main drivers of global warming. Scientific research supports the view that there is nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented about earth's current level of warmth.

NOAA released studies recently proving that there has actually been no global warming for at least 19 years. However, there has been severe global warming on Mars and Venus. Do you think man caused that?

NASA suggests global cooling, not global warming, is on the way. In the last two years, global average temperatures dropped 0.56°C. NASA scientists say, "Humanity is facing a long, cold winter which could see temperatures across the planet plunge to depressing lows. We fear that sunspot activity on the surface of our star has dropped so low that it could herald the arrival of a uniquely grim mini Ice Age."

I have Found the Secret Source of Global Warming
I have Found the Secret Source of Global Warming

Even if it was True that the Planet is Warming Can Americans Stop it?

Even if it were true that global warming is about to cause a great catastrophe, listen to the blunt truths John Kerry has acknowledged:

"The fact is that even if every American biked to work, carpooled to school, used only solar panels to power their homes, if we each planted a dozen trees, if we somehow eliminated all of our domestic greenhouse gas emissions, guess what — that still wouldn't be enough to offset the carbon pollution coming from the rest of the world.

"If all the industrial nations went down to zero emissions — remember what I just said, all the industrial emissions went down to zero emissions — it wouldn't be enough, not when more than 65 percent of the world's carbon pollution comes from the developing world."

Globalists Are Behind It

The Club of Rome, a think tank for Globalists with close ties to the Climate Change Agenda, stated on page 75 of its publication ‘The First Global Revolution,' way back in 1990:

"In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself." The passage appears under the subtitle, ‘The Common Enemy Of Humanity Is Man.'

Bill Nye the Science Guy – who is not a scientist but a comedian playing a scientist – produced a video that is widely used by public school teachers to indoctrinate the young—to scare them actually—to believe man is killing the planet and we've got to stop him now.

According to Nye—whom teachers tell children is the authority on all things scientific—flooding, thunderstorms, fires, tornadoes, blizzards, and even terrorism are caused by global warming. If it is dry, it is global warming. If it is wet, it is global warming. If it is hot, it is global warming. If it is cold, it is global warming. What this is is the use of science—phony science at that—as a political tool to push a particular agenda: Globalism — a New World Order.

Was Al Gore Right?

Making dire predictions is easy. Al Gore's 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth and the 2008 ABC special Earth 2100 made some prognostications we ought to revisit. By this year, sea levels were supposed to have risen by 20 feet. LOL. The ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland should be gone. Greenland is the same, Antarctica has gained ice. Sea levels have been slowly rising ever since man has measured sea levels.

Gore said hurricanes like Katrina would be commonplace by now. The opposite happened. From the day Gore made his prediction, 12 years went by with no major hurricanes hitting the United States. Tornadoes were supposed to become daily occurrences, but there are fewer of them now. Polar Bears are supposed to be extinct, but there are more today than when Al Gore was born. The Arctic was going to be completely melted by now, but it has gained more ice.

New York City should be underwater by now, but there it is. Gasoline is supposed to be $9 a gallon and milk $13 a gallon. Shorelines were supposed to have moved way inland, wiping out ports and coastal cities all across America. We were going to be plagued by pestilence and disease. Has it happened?

Don't Do What I Do; Do What I Command You To Do

The fact is Al Gore not long ago bought a mansion on the same beach he claimed was about to disappear, an odd investment if he believes what he says. An odd place to live if he believes it is about to be swept away.

Why do leftists congregate on the coasts when according to global warming the coasts will soon be under water? Why aren't they selling before property values plummet or before the property disappears altogether? Why aren't they moving inland to escape the apocalypse? Because they know Climate Change is bunk.

Al Gore and his fellow hypocrite Hollywood stars leave gigantic carbon footprints with their massive multiple mansions and private jets while they lecture us on all we should do without, such as basic transportation and heat.

Just one of Gore's mansions burns 21 times the fossil fuels of the average home. In one month, his Nashville residence used as much energy as I do in three years. Al Gore uses as much electricity as six families use per year just to heat his swimming pool.

Falsified Data

There is no data proving that global warming is taking place and no evidence that humankind is changing the temperature of Earth. There is hard evidence suggesting that changes in climate are determined by the sun—you know, that massive ball of heat and radiation at the center of our solar system the size of 1.3 million Earths.

In fact, the Left, with its globalist agenda, has been falsifying evidence to pull off a gigantic global warming hoax. A brand new peer-reviewed bombshell study concludes that three key global temperature data sets used in recent climate change models have been ‘adjusted'—that's falsified to folks like us—in such a way as to not be ‘a valid representation of reality.'

The study, entitled ‘On the Validity of NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU Global Average Surface Temperature Data & The Validity of EPA's CO2 Endangerment Finding,' states:

"The EPA's conclusions based off of all three GAST data sets were ‘invalidated.' Nearly all of the warming shown in the data sets are accounted for by the ‘adjustments' made by scientists to past temperatures. The conclusive findings of this research are that the three GAST data sets are not a valid representation of reality.

"In fact, the magnitude of their historical data adjustments, that removed their cyclical temperature patterns, are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data. Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever — despite current claims of record-setting warming."

Obama Said 99.5% or 97% of Scientists Agree about Global Warming: But was that True?

Obama claimed that 99.5% of scientists and experts believe human beings cause climate change. There is no study claiming that 99.5% of scientists and experts agree with the climate change thesis, and even the - widely quoted in the media - study claiming a 97% consensus of scientists is total bunk.

Investigative journalists at Popular Technology reported that the '97% Study' falsely classified scientists' papers as supporting the global warming hypothesis - according to the scientists who published the papers. A more extensive examination by the New American reported that out of the nearly 12,000 scientific papers evaluated, only 65 endorsed the alarmist position. That is less than 0.97%.

According to the American Thinker: "The famous statement of ‘97% of climate scientists agree that man's activities cause warming' is so fatuous and misleading as to be without value.

"It's the classic example of a popular, neat-sounding cliché being repeated often enough that it's accepted as ‘true,' regardless of the actual facts.

"When one drills down deep into the study that produced the 97% figure, it turns out that it's not 97% of 12,000 climate scientists as popularly reported, but instead 77 of 79 self-identified climate scientists who had already taken a position in favor of human-caused warming and had also published more than 50% of their peer-reviewed papers. That's where the 97% comes from -- 77 out of 79, not 97% of 12,000!"

Maybe the Sun Affects our Climate

"Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organizational Studies.

"By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.

"The survey results show geoscientists (also known as earth scientists) and engineers hold similar views as meteorologists.

"Two recent surveys of meteorologists revealed similar skepticism of alarmist global warming claims." ~ FORBES

Carbon Dioxide: The New Boogeyman

Carbon Dioxide has become the Boogeyman for the Left. However, is it a bad thing? Is it even a pollutant? Isn't it non-toxic?

Plants cannot live and flourish without carbon dioxide. I breathe it all the time with no ill effects. People with greenhouses pump it into their nurseries, tripling the amount of it so that their plants will grow stronger and healthier.

The current level of CO2 is 95% lower than at earlier times in our planet's history. United Nations climate scientists say even higher levels of CO2 would be better for us, "beneficial for both humanity and the biosphere generally."

Who is Polluting the Planet?

The Left loves to paint America as the culprit behind global pollution. However, is it true? No. According to the World Health Organization, the United States is among the cleanest countries in the world. Our air is "significantly cleaner in fact than the air in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK, Japan, Austria, and France."

America's air is much less polluted "than that of any other country in the G7, except Canada with its scant population."

America has more cities than any other nation among the least polluted in the world. The most polluted cities are in India, China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Pakistan. Sixty percent of cities in Europe fail to meet air pollution standards, three times the percentage in America.

The United States gave $1 Billion to the Global Green Climate Fund, but the world's top polluters gave nothing. China and India are the world's worst polluters by far, with China accounting for 28% of the world's pollution all by itself. As noted by the Heritage Foundation:

"For every ton of reduced pollution the United States emits, China and India produce almost ten more tons. This means it doesn't really matter how much America reduces its greenhouse gases because China and India cancel out any and all progress we make.

"Those who think they are helping save the planet by purchasing an electric car or putting a solar panel on their roof, or trying to shut down coal production in the United States are barking up the wrong tree. If we want to stop greenhouse gases, there is no way to make progress without China and India on board—which they clearly are not."

President Trump Leads the Way to a Cleaner Earth

Since the Election of President Trump, America has led the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Without a carbon tax, without cap and trade, without signing the Kyoto Treaty, and after pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, America reduced emissions more than any country in the world, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy. Meanwhile, the countries that signed the Paris Agreement have broken all their promises.

Democrats wailed that President Trump was "going kill the planet," but emissions have decreased under his administration. However, the European Union has significantly increased emissions of carbon dioxide since Trump won the election.

Paris Accord Flop
Paris Accord Flop

President Trump Pulled Out of the Paris Climate Accord

Thank God that President Trump got us out of the Paris Agreement.

American taxpayers would have been on the hook for $1 Trillion per year. The biggest polluters on the planet would have paid zero. Our natural gas production and manufacturing would have been cut 20-25%, along with a 70% cut in the production of clean coal, iron ore, and steel.

The price of everything would have gone up, especially energy. Millions of jobs would have been lost. It was a horrible deal that only could be liked by those who hate America and all it stands for.

The Paris Accord was a deal not to save the environment but to make the United States the piggy bank of the world. We got nothing from it. Wouldn't you rather have us keep our jobs, low energy costs and figure out a way to increase making clean coal like we've been doing?

Meanwhile, the biggest polluter, China, didn't have to cut emissions until the year 2030 and can produce as many coal plants as they want. The next biggest polluter is India, and they only agreed to that treaty because they are getting hundreds of billions of dollars over the next few years to be in the deal.

We have some of the cleanest air and water in the world, some of the highest standards, and we have to dish out Trillions to other countries while at the same time losing millions of our own jobs and prices skyrocketing here? Oh, by the way, this deal, if followed by every country precisely as written, would drop the temperature 2/10ths of one-degree Celsius by the year 2100. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?

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    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      6 minutes ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trump lost by 3 million...get real.

      “Let’s get right to the point. With his proposed $12 billion bailout of America's farmers, Donald Trump is doing to them what he did to porn star “Stormy Daniels.” The only difference: A lot more people are being paid off, and it is being done with our tax dollars.

      But wait: There’s more. Since even the White House now admits that the federal deficit is growing much faster than expected — it’ll hit a cool $1 trillion next year — we’ll have to borrow even more from foreigners, and that’s likely to include China. So to square the circle here: Trump hits China with tariffs. The Chinese hit back. Our farmers get hurt. Trump proposes to pay off the farmers with money … borrowed from China.”

      Paul Brandus

      ********

      Truth is, these ancient society’s are much wiser than baby USA. Takes a statesman or woman to finesse the wise, not a flim flam man.

      Imo

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      Leslie McCowen 

      11 minutes ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Doesn’t matter where u live, no one escapes Global warming. And we are in the sixth extinction. Probly why all these rich people want to go off planet.

      No use moving, the die has been cast. Just ride it out and remember we only reap what we sow.

      If you’ve been kind, u shouldn’t worry, no matter what happens. Someone once said the outer world is just a manifestation of our inner thoughts.

      Just how poisonous it has become.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      42 minutes ago

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/charleswallace1/2018/...

      China's Currency Manipulation Is A Response to Trump's Tariffs

      Charles Wallace Contributor

      Many years before President Trump won the 2016 presidential election, he labeled China a country that manipulates the value of its currency to hurt the United States in trade.

    • wba108@yahoo.com profile image

      wba108@yahoo.com 

      83 minutes ago from upstate, NY

      " Why do leftists congregate on the coasts when according to global warming the coasts will soon be under water? Why aren't they selling before property values plummet or before the property disappears altogether? Why aren't they moving inland to escape the apocalypse?"

      You're having more fun than usual on this Hub! Excellent information, another progressive myth exposed, although the real danger of global warming probably is being emitted by "hot air" on the political left!

    • My Esoteric profile image

      Scott Belford 

      9 hours ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Trump says the steel industry is GREAT and then they lay-off workers - Who is LYING?

      https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/20/business/us-steel-l...

      Trump says is Tariff War hurts no Americans. Yet YOU are going to pay $1,000 more a year because of it and farmers are going bankrupt because of it and farmers are getting BILLIONS of dollars in WELFARE payments because of it. - Who is LYING?

      https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tariffs-cost-americ...

      Trump says ISIS is 100% defeated. Pompeo admits ISIS is getting stronger - Who is LYING?

      https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/us/politics/isi...

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      12 hours ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yeah, like what are we supposed to do with the poor and desperate?

      Bash the hell out of them like Jesus trump!

      “If Illegal Immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detentions centers, just tell them not to come. All problems solved!”

      The new bible. Trump style.

      There was something in the old bible about sojourners in your land........but hell, that’s irrelevant, now. What good are words to live by if you ignore them?

      If you dont walk the walk....stop talking. Stop telling us what a man of god dumdum is, when we can see his horns!

    • My Esoteric profile image

      Scott Belford 

      19 hours ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Apparently T hasn't read the New or Old Testament even once.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      20 hours ago from now on

      Obviously Scott you have demonstrated repeatedly that you can read anything and never learn anything from it.

      To learn is to study and you obviously have not studied the Bible. I have and that is why I can say you know nothing of scripture, it’s meaning or the reason it even exists. You are to be pitied.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      21 hours ago

      So no one cares about AGW and the AOC prediction.

      I really don't care.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      22 hours ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Proverbs 1:14

      @realDonaldTrump

      “Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears. I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long. Now tears? She hates Israel and all Jewish people. She is an anti-Semite. She and her 3 friends are the new face of the Democrat Party. Live with it!”

      Remember, love your neighbor as yourself.

    • My Esoteric profile image

      Scott Belford 

      22 hours ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      How many times have you read it T?? From cover to cover? Don't lie now, God WILL get you.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      22 hours ago from now on

      Scott, you aren’t sorry! LOL

      What you observe is your delusion and you are so insincere you can’t even be honest about being sorry.

      You have no idea what the new testament is about, it is not a book of commands!

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      Scott Belford 

      22 hours ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      James, what "The New Testament commands" and what the Religious Right are polar opposites of each other. James, based on your comments, you are no more a Christian than I am. In fact, I can't think of a religion who would want you, given your views. - Sorry, just commenting on what I observe.

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      James A Watkins 

      22 hours ago from Chicago

      Wesman Todd Shaw ~ I must say old chap you made the comment of the week! “We've all seen how the answer to every single conservative position is to attack the person personally. That's all the mass media does, everyone who doesn't support open borders, which would equate to the destruction of our nation, is a 'racist.'

      “In fact, all the word 'racist' even means any more is 'person who doesn't vote Democrat. It's the same thing with every other issue, they just come up with some sort of personal attack to slander you with if you don't support the leftist position.”

      BRILLIANT! BRAVO!!

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      James A Watkins 

      22 hours ago from Chicago

      Wesman Todd Shaw ~ You hit the nail on its head with this: “there's nothing much to be done about a make believe problem. I mean, what am I to do to be saved by the flying spaghetti monster? Nothing. Nothing at all.

      You are right to point out “The problem, of course, is the entire lie being shoved onto gullible people by mainstream mass media.” And you are spot on with this comment: “CNN is as respected a news source as The National Enquirer.”

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      James A Watkins 

      22 hours ago from Chicago

      Thank you Wesman Todd Shaw for your outstanding comments. In particular, it really hit home when you wrote: “Embracing climate-change politics enriches and empowers the same cast of characters who embrace globalism—corporations, governments, the financial sector, nonprofits, academia, and the useful idiots in media and entertainment. … financial support for scientists and analysts tagged as climate change “deniers” has nearly dried up over the past decade or so.”

      I totally agree with you that ‘Globalism requires “climate refugees” to overwhelm the cultures and transform the electorate in developed nations. It requires authoritarian rationing to “save the planet.” It requires supra-national governing bodies to cope with the “climate crisis.”’

      I also thank you for the link to that fine directory of Inconvenient Climate Information Websites.

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      James A Watkins 

      22 hours ago from Chicago

      Wesman Todd Shaw ~ I appreciate your vivid testimony. I especially enjoyed seeing that you have the spiritual discernment to recognize: “So I definitely felt something else was basically interfering with what was going on inside of my own mind. I wasn't running my mind.”

    • tsadjatko profile image

      22 hours ago from now on

      James, isn’t that funny how belief in evolution always comes back to bite them in the aRs!

      Truth!

      ‘It has been said by someone that “the proper study of mankind is man”. I will not oppose the idea, but I believe it is equally true that the proper study of God’s elect is God; the proper study of a Christian is the Godhead. The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his Father… I know nothing which can so comfort the soul; so calm the swelling billows of sorrow and grief; so speak peace to the winds of trial, as a devout musing upon the subject of the Godhead.’

      — C. H. Spurgeon

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      James A Watkins 

      22 hours ago from Chicago

      Paula ~ Nice to see you back from your mini-retreat. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us in this conversation.

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      James A Watkins 

      22 hours ago from Chicago

      Brad ~ What are my thoughts on Google? I have put them into a Hub: https://hubpages.com/technology/Who-Is-The-God-Of-...

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      James A Watkins 

      22 hours ago from Chicago

      Brad ~ I am afraid you may be right that “The squad is replacing the democrat party with their socialist democrat party. These newbies have misused the Color and the Ethnicity to Shield them from their Anti American position, and their public Anti Semitic speeches and actions.”

      I agree with you 100% in this: “No one should ever want the US government, or any government to make life decisions. The government barely does the job of running the country in none social tasks, but they shouldn't try to control the social lives of the people. That is the area where people should make their own choices and their own decisions.”

      You are spot on with these comments as well: “The democrats realized that after the Mueller report and Mueller's hearing before congress there was no traction for either the Russian Trump Collusion, or from the alleged Obstruction of Justice. The new democrat weight is Racism. The core democrats and now with the squad as catalysts have made this all about Racism.”

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      Brad 

      31 hours ago

      AOC 12 year prediction January 10. 2019

      "

      January 22, 2019

      Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) revealed her Marxist colors during a Martin Luther King forum in New York City on Monday as she called hyper-success bad, a world that allows billionaires "immoral," and said that the world is going to end in 12 years if climate change is not stopped."

      B:

      Now the 12 years mentioned in the article snippet below is really now 11 years and 2 months. The question is how much had been done to reduce the threat in the first year of the 12 year prediction. I submit that I haven't found any major implementation of any actual work being done, much less being accomplished.

      Remember, this is a human generated prediction, there is no actual connection to what nature and the environment has as a timetable. It is not like it is in lock step with human predictions.

      "if you’re aware of the 12-year mark outlined in the 2018 UN “Special Report on Global warming of 1.5ºC,” released in October. It mentions the year 2030 — 12 years from now — as the point of no return, if we keep on our current path. It’s mentioned 35 times in the report in varying applications.

      According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we only have a time frame of a dozen years to keep global warming at a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) over preindustrial levels.

      Limiting global warming to 1.5 compared with 2 will reduce the impacts we’re likely to see on ecosystems and human health. According to the UN:

      --------------UN REPORT -----------------

      “The report finds that limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require ‘rapid and far-reaching’ transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities. Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide, would need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching ‘net zero’ around 2050.”

      ---------------------------------------------------

      There are reports that say AOC was joking about the 12 year prediction?

      What is your opinion?

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      James A Watkins 

      32 hours ago from Chicago

      Scott Belford ~ I am sorry to hear of the salmon die off. Thank you for the link to that article. I suppose if nothing exists in the world but evolutionary forces it must be considered natural, I mean, in the worldview of Scientism aka Scientific Materialism, whatever Evolution does is right and good and natural, right, including whatever men do since they are driven by nothing more than evolutionary forces beyond their control?

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      James A Watkins 

      32 hours ago from Chicago

      Scott Belford ~ You should be ashamed for this comment you made: “If Jesus came back today and said feed the poor, welcome the stranger, and love thy neighbor, he would be called a snowflake, liberal loser, and libtard by you self-righteous right wingers, and maybe even stoned."

      This comment is totally false and since it is libel of the Body of Christ, it is libel of Jesus the Christ Himself.

      The New Testament commands Christians to care for the poor, particularly widows and orphans; to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter those without shelter, visit the sick and the prisoner AND tell them the GOOD NEWS—the GOSPEL.

      That is Christian Charity (love) and Christians have done an incredible job of it for nearly 2000 years.

      BUT nowhere in the Bible do you see it commanded that this be done by a State—by Caesar—by a government.

      There are 100 places where the Bible talks about the poor but not once is any government involvement mentioned ever.

      What government welfare is is counterfeit Christian Charity: it mimics Christian Charity except it leaves out the most important part—the Good News; the Gospel, which it has made “illegal.”

      One Trillion Dollars spent each year for the redistribution of wealth under a scheme that makes the Gospel against the law.

      If that trillion dollars remained in our pockets that could be one trillion dollars of Christian Charity that INCLUDES the message of Jesus—that is truly 'inclusive.'

      Instead of having a client dependent on the government teet for life perhaps the REAL problems underlying the incapability to take care of oneself in regard to physical needs—often a symptom of a spiritual disease—could be healed.

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      James A Watkins 

      32 hours ago from Chicago

      Scott Belford ~ South Bend is a violent place. While Chicago is notorious for its murder rate, in 2015, Buttigieg’s South Bend actually topped Chicago’s 16.4 homicides per 100,000 people with a homicide rate of 16.79 per 100,000 people. Those numbers put Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s city on the list of the top 30 murder capitals in the country for the year.

      Shootings had risen 20% on Mayor Buttigieg’s watch. Rapes increased 27% and aggravated assaults rose from 183 in 2013, the year before Buttigieg took office, to a stunning 563 assaults.

      At no point in time does the media stop to tell the viewers and readers it is regaling with stories of Mayor Buttigieg’s charm that he runs the most dangerous city in Indiana, recently rated as one of the “worst cities to live”, where nearly half the residents live at the poverty level, and even the water is bad. These are significant data points in the track record of a politician aspiring to run the entire country.

      The media keeps asking Mayor Buttigieg which of its wishlist of radical socialist policies he’s willing to sign on to, the Green New Deal, eliminating private health insurance, and freeing more convicts, rather than asking him which policies he used to try and solve problems in South Bend. And how they worked.

      Mayor Pete Buttigieg has tried to pass off South Bend’s crime problem as a national issue. But South Bend’s violent crime rates, double the Indiana and American average, run counter to national trends. Mayor Buttigieg excels at buzzwords and gimmicks. He’s just terrible at actually running a city.

      That’s why property crime in South Bend is rising. It’s why the city is overrun with gangs. It’s why South Bend is poor, blighted and miserable. Violence is just one of the many symptoms of Buttigieg’s failures.

      South Bend’s top employers are the local schools and hospitals, and the local government. And a local casino. Unemployment and taxes are higher than average. Meanwhile the average income is below $20,000. The poverty rate is 25%. African-American poverty rates are double. Hispanic poverty rates are 10% higher than the national average. And even Asian-Americans are poorer than usual in South Bend.

      South Bend is a mess. The little blasphemer is evil.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 days ago from Chicago

      Scott ~ If you are going to tell the truth about Fascism it will be this: Benito Mussolini invented the term FASCISM and the name FASCIST. It specifically means, first and foremost, a SOCIALIST COLLECTIVE. Not a small government, individual freedom, checks and balances, free enterprise, capitalist system like America with its original subsidiarity but a TOTALITARIAN STATE that runs everything from to bottom. The congress, the judiciary, the administration, the press, all bankers, all businesses, all industry, all public and private organizations, the stock market, the military, the schools and universities, do exactly what they are told by the dictator, as does each and every subject of the country – or else.

      Mussolini invented the term Fascist for a specific reason. ALL Socialists until the 1930s were Internationalists. They wanted to erase all borders. They urged all working men not to fight in WW1 against their working man brothers because they were going to soon erase nationalities. They were citizens of the world, who wanted open borders (no borders). Their international meetings were named: The Internationale.

      Their movement was making little headway except in Russia because Italians liked being Italians, Germans liked being Germans, Englishmen liked being Englishmen, Americans liked being Americans. The big idea of Mussolini and Hitler was NATIONAL SOCIALISM so that Italians and Germans could remain Italians and Germans and yet be Socialists too. To distinguish it from the original International Socialism, Mussolini called it FASCISM.

      President Trump is a Free Enterprise Capitalist, which is the opposite of a Fascist. Fascist is a Socialist. The term 'Fascism' was invented by the militantly Atheist Socialist Benito Mussolini to describe National Socialism, as opposed to 'international socialism,' which is what other socialists were at the time, you know, 'citizens of the world' not any particular country.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 days ago from Chicago

      Leslie ~ I have deleted very few of your comments and no more of yours than those of ‘T’ or ‘Brad’ or ‘Dean’ or ‘Randy’ I would say. The only ones I have deleted I have deleted on specific instructions from HubPages. It is simple, if in your comment – or anyone else’s - you – or they - say “X is a @#$%^&*” I delete it. It is one thing to say an opinion is rubbish or a person is wrong or what someone said is lunacy but to say X is a @#$%^&* gets deleted.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 days ago from Chicago

      T ~ Thank you for the link to that excellent article showing what a lie factory of sheer propaganda CNN has become in its effort to destroy President Trump on behalf of the Deep State.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 days ago from Chicago

      T ~ I appreciate all of your astute observations. Like you, I must say, “I never said I hated Obama nor that I love Trump personally. My bent on both of them has always been political, my opinions always based on their policies which is political not personal.”

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      Brad 

      4 days ago

      Should Google be deemed a Monopoly and the Anti Trust laws be applied to it, or simply be regulated like a utility

      Google employees are making political demands of the company. They have demanded that the company not support the Border Patrol, or ICE.

      Google also refuse to contract with the US government for its Artificial Intelligence technology, but they did give it to China?

      What are your thoughts about Google?

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      Leslie McCowen 

      4 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      James, why bother responding to me when you delete my comments? Makes no sense.

      And of course, libel man is backwards just like his politics.

      YOUR crowd brought up the 20/20 thing, not me. YOU see it as an opportunity to smear me more. Well you’re the ones in the wrong, and you get your kicks knocking a man who was framed fur murder and is doing the time for some white mans crime.

      You support corruption and evil in high places. Congrats.

      My fed taxes went up $300.00 since trump. Im not rich enough to get a tax break.

      Anyone stating differently is not telling the truth.

      Now delete this too, so you men can bash away with no response.

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      Brad 

      4 days ago

      Wesman

      Well said, and I agree with it.

      California is arid and bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean. We have over 38 million people and the infrastructure for it is much like it was when it was 20 million people. We could get all the clean water we need, and that source is the Pacific Ocean.

      if we had desalinization plants along the coast. The cost of running it has been the reason it isn't being done in earnest. But the waves from the ocean are ideal for hydro electric generation of power to run the desalinization.

      The cry even today is conservation, but conservation doesn't work in an expanding population.

      The government should also give triple tax credits to any company that is working on solutions for any of our infrastructure problems like water, and energy to name a couple. This could be expanded to medical research to stimulate the search for cures. Companies could also be incentivized to have a more robust recycling system.

      In California, they couldn't even get a high speed train going in ten years. Today it doesn't go anywhere, no tracks.

      The government is not a business and they have no business skills. That is why SpaceX is better than NASA.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      4 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Exactly. And the real tragedy is there are real problems we could be addressing instead of listening to all that bovine scatological stuff. China and India are just dumping tons and tons of plastics into the Pacific ocean because they just don't give a damn about the environment over there.

      ...and Obama signed that Paris agreement which would punish the US taxpayers in favor of the nations most responsible for that plastic pollution. What a guy, that Obama.

      Doing something towards protecting cities from natural disasters, and also being prepared for them when they inevitably do happen, that's wonderful. Just dispense with the spurious notion of some sort of carbon based boogeyman, you know, that's make believe stuff.

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      Brad 

      4 days ago

      Wesman

      I am sure we won't see any deviation from that tactic.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      4 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Well Brad, we've all seen how the answer to every single conservative position is to attack the person personally. That's all the mass media does, everyone who doesn't support open borders, which would equate to the destruction of our nation, is a 'racist.'

      In fact, all the word 'racist' even means any more is 'person who doesn't vote Democrat.'

      It's the same thing with every other issue, they just come up with some sort of personal attack to slander you with if you don't support the leftist position.

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      Brad 

      4 days ago

      Wesman

      You noticed how Scott once again didn't answer any questions about AGW, and he once again chose to make it personal.

      It is like the Japanese soldiers they found decades after the end of WWII that still thought that the war was going on. Like these soldiers, Scott hasn't gotten any new information about what is going on in the world.

      Meanwhile his democrat party is no longer the traditional democrat party of Bill Clinton. It changed with Obama, and now it is changing under President Trump.

      Do the 25 democrat presidential hopefuls resemble anything of the Clinton or Obama presidency? The answer is a resounding NO.

      Only one candidate wants another Obama like president and that is Joe Biden. And he is the Trump like target that the others have chosen to attack.

      The only common denominator for the 25 democrat candidates is they All Hate Trump. That is the fabric of the democrat party, and it started with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. That was her only item in her political platform. We are not Trump, we don't like Trump and anyone that likes Trump is a Deplorable. How was that coupled with little to no campaigning not a solid democrat platform?

      Today he is what I see.

      Imagine the starting line where all the democrat presidential candidate line up. The officials start the campaign in earnest.

      Remember that the shortest line between two points is a straight line. Well, that doesn't seem to be well known by the democrats.

      We are still imagining the starting line and the first goal is to make it to the DNC primary. Like the beginning of the BBT the democrats start moving from the line. They are inline only for a short time.

      Then the aerial camera shows the pack dispersing into many different directions. But just before they disperse, they take the opportunity to try and wound one of the remaining traditional Obama era and disciples of Obama. It was a glancing blow, but it took the air out of the idea that the new democrats would follow the old Obama.

      Obama is their Trump like foe, at least for the primary. The path of the other democrats have radiated out, and they are taking different routes to get to the DNC primary. They look like an enactment of the hunger games, or the reality show survivor.

      Some of them have formed alliances, and no attack zones at least for now. As the camera shows them in their current tracks they are separated by fairly big distances. I would also compare them to paintball events of newbie paintballers. Chances are their biggest damage will be themselves.

      This has only been a short time for this game, but we see that many of them are lost. They have no idea how to get to the DNC primary using the paths that they have chosen here.

      While they still continue to rail on President Trump that doesn't protect them when they attack themselves.

      Anyone have a different story to tell?

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      4 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Well Brad, there's nothing much to be done about a make believe problem.

      I mean, what am I to do to be saved by the flying spaghetti monster? Nothing. Nothing at all.

      The problem, of course, is the entire lie being shoved onto gullible people by mainstream mass media, but of course the American public, mostly being persons who are not gullible, no longer trust television media.

      That's a wonderful thing. It's the best development in the US political sphere of my lifetime, besides the coinciding election of Donald Trump.

      CNN is as respected a news source as The National Enquirer. Maybe CNN was always exactly that level of information, I honestly don't know, as I've never watched it at all. I only ever watch the clips where they're being exposed as clowns without makeup.

      I like clowns. I prefer things like South Park, but the television news as comedy show genre, fronted by pioneers CNN, is also kinda funny.

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      4 days ago from now on

      Wes, lol you’ve snookered Scott good! Bet “he was playing the clown” that went right over his head!

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      Scott Belford 

      4 days ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Todd, you are also the purveyor of many lies as well, but not quite up to Trump's standards, you need to try much harder if you hope to beat him.

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      Brad 

      4 days ago

      Scott

      You are the emperor without clothes.

      Got anything on topic, other than these drive by shots as written in your comment?

      You bypass questions that are on AGW, and you go for this, I can't call it a comment?

      For example, you have avoided answer this question on AGW

      "1. From Kyoto to the Paris Accord until now, what has been DONE and what is being DONE."

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      4 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      I've never insulted Mr. Belford, and am unsure why he'd think I had. I have always assumed he was playing the clown, and that his comments were purely satirical in nature.

      And so I'm just playing along with the clown, in hopes I can aid in the clown's performance.

      No way that guy could REALLY believe CNN was news, or the climate change hoax was real.

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      Scott Belford 

      4 days ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      It is you Todd who is "an enemy to the people" and as anti-American values as they come. Just reading your posts are ample evidence of that. Hell, Trump could take lessons from you in the art of insult. You should be proud.

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      Brad 

      4 days ago

      Wesman

      The question that no one has answered in these almost 4,000 comments is what has been done to solve the AGW hoax. All we keep going over is the sky is falling but nothing is being done about it.

      It is like when car alarms go off, everybody ignores them and considers them just annoying. That is because most of them are false alarms.

      What has been done in terms of money spent, and projects completed that go to actually doing something other than running around in a panic.

      These same people think that passing bills is the same a passing laws. And they also think that laws by themselves are accomplishments.

      1. From Kyoto to the Paris Accord until now, what has been DONE and what is being DONE.

      For example, again I mention SuperStorm Sandy;

      "Hurricane Sandy caused $71.5 billion in damage, making it the fourth-worst storm in U.S. history."

      2. And yet today Sandy the 2012 super storm could happen again with the same amount of damage because NYC under De Blasio hasn't done much to protect NYC.

      3. If we look around the highly dense population of cities around the world that border the water, what has Been Done.

      4. What mechanisms from the Paris Accord are Actually being Implemented and how has the Accord made any progress to the alleged threat from AGW?

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      James A Watkins 

      4 days ago from Chicago

      Leslie ~ I am sorry you are so off base. It must be hard to live in total darkness. You claim “The church tells you that a fertilized egg is the same as the grown woman.” I must say as regular churchgoer and lifelong theologian I have never heard such a thing. Ever. Until today. Methinks you speaketh with forked tongue to disparage God’s People. Still doing your master’s dirty work.

      You also write, “Babies outside the womb are pretty expendable,” and of course that is once again something that no church member or theologian has ever said. Only you say it.

      You falsely claim, “There are enough babies outside the womb who need help, and getting it from you all is like pulling teeth.” In fact, Christians do FAR MORE than any other group for needy children. This is well documented and widely-known to all knowledgeable people.

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      James A Watkins 

      4 days ago from Chicago

      Leslie ~ I am amazed that anyone could say something as insane as “Conservatives are bad at business” when all intelligent people know that leftists hate business and are no good at it and hate those who are. You keep on projecting your rage and hatred. Your comments are full of both and you are the only one who is this way in this discussion but you keep trying to say it is everyone else.

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      James A Watkins 

      4 days ago from Chicago

      Leslie ~ I am astonished how far from reality your perception is. Just last week the headline was “ALL AMERICANS GOT A TAX CUT EXCEPT MILLIONAIRES NEW STUDY PROVES.” Your response? “Under the Trump administration, the answer is clear: the economic rules have been rewritten to enrich wealthy donors.”

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      James A Watkins 

      4 days ago from Chicago

      Leslie ~ I appreciate the link to that list of wrongfully convicted people. I noticed your convicted rapist murderer wasn’t listed among them.

      I saw a documentary about Chris and he looked plenty guilty to me. I do appreciate the link to the story questioning his guilt. I notice it says, “He had an IQ around 78.” This is who you chose for a husband?

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      4 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Exactly my thoughts. If someone is spitting CNN links, I've got exactly two categories I can put them in, and this is assuming they are not just trying to be funny or ironic, as everyone with a 3 digit IQ knows CNN is the most dedicated of all #FAKENEWS outlets, and an enemy of the American people.

      1. The person is so unintelligent they don't have the ability to know what CNN is or

      2. The person is a dedicated enemy of the American people.

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      4 days ago from now on

      Wes, that’s all that need be said. How can anybody who lives and dies by CNN propaganda be considered believable, ...or sane!

      “CNN abandoned journalism and became a propaganda ministry for the Democratic National Committee and the corrupt upper echelons of the CIA and FBI. After three years of telling the most outrageous lies ever associated with an alleged news organization in an alleged democracy, CNN’s viewership collapsed. CNN turned propaganda ministry saw its primetime viewers shrink by 40%. Even insouciant Americans could see that CNN was nothing but a lie factory.”

      https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2019/07/20/th...

      The Mueller report came up with nothing. Somehow CNN managed not to tell its viewers this basic fact.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      4 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Fake news media like CNN, and persons who paste links to Fake News media, are enemies of the American people, obviously.

      "Conservative free speech advocates have been rightly concerned about internet censorship, but the focus of those concerns has been relatively narrow. Conservatives are pushing back against big tech suppression of online critics of globalism, mass immigration, and identity politics. They are pushing back against Big Tech suppression of pro-Trump commentators. But there is another collection of online voices that quietly and very effectively have been suppressed: climate-change skeptics.

      In the past 10 or 15 years, roughly at the same time as identity politics was assuming a dominant position in America’s corporate, academic, and media cultures, climate alarm followed a parallel trajectory. But starting in 2017, when the social media monopolies intensified their online offensive against politically incorrect content, climate skeptic content had already dwindled. It isn’t hard to understand why.

      Identity politics, globalism, and mass immigration create obvious winners and losers, with Americans bitterly and almost evenly divided over what policies represent the best moral and practical choices. Policies and principles embracing “climate change,” by contrast, have conducted their own long, slow march through America’s institutions without encountering serious resistance. Proclaiming one’s belief in climate change dogma carries minimal downside and plenty of upside.

      Embracing climate-change politics enriches and empowers the same cast of characters who embrace globalism—corporations, governments, the financial sector, nonprofits, academia, and the useful idiots in media and entertainment.

      Meanwhile, the downside of climate change policies is harder to articulate than the downside of globalism. As a result, financial support for scientists and analysts tagged as climate change “deniers” has nearly dried up over the past decade or so. Whoever is left confronts an overwhelming climate alarm apparatus.

      The problem, however, is that globalism and climate alarm are two sides of the same coin. Globalism requires “climate refugees” to overwhelm the cultures and transform the electorate in developed nations. It requires authoritarian rationing to “save the planet.” It requires supra-national governing bodies to cope with the “climate crisis.” And the globalist project is fatally undermined by the availability of cheap and abundant fossil fuel.

      Fossil fuel will remain the most inexpensive and abundant source of energy for at least the next 20 to 30 years, and cheap energy is the prerequisite for prosperity, which in turn is the prerequisite for literacy and voluntary population stabilization, political stability, economic development, and world peace.

      Ignoring this fact—that cheap energy worldwide can only be delivered in the near term by continuing to develop fossil fuel—is the true crime of “denial” that is being perpetrated on humanity by globalists. And yet, only a handful of websites still seek to reopen the debate as to just how dangerous or imminent the threat CO2 emissions are to humanity and the planet. Here, sorted by viewership (most viewed on top) are some of the independent climate skeptic websites that remain active in 2019."

      https://amgreatness.com/2019/08/16/a-directory-of-...

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      4 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      There's enough proof global warming is a hoax. CNN says global warming is killing us, and so, because of the source alone, and then the secondary source delivering it to this page - two factors which alone are proof anthropogenic climate change is make believe.

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      Scott Belford 

      4 days ago from Keystone Heights, FL

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      Scott Belford 

      4 days ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      The Truth About Global Warming - It is killing you

      https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/16/us/alaska-salmon-ho...

    • tsadjatko profile image

      4 days ago from now on

      Leslie, There you go again, projecting hate. .

      I never said I hated Obama nor that I love Trump personally. My bent on both of them has always been political, my opinions always based on their policies which is political not personal.

      Paula wants to mske a point about confusing political ideologies and personal life which is not something I do, it is what Leslie does. She has made sure there is zero difference between her personal life and her politics, that is abundantly clear and always has been

      With everyone on the left they make politics personal like Obama’s “bitter clinger remarks” and talk about liars! No one can top Obama in that category!

      If plastering your husband’s personal problems all over the internet in political discussions, to use your love for him, his name in your user name, to garnish attention and make his experience the bane of your hatred for America isn’t politicizing the personal I don’t know what is. If anyone deserves a lecture about how political ideologies and our personal lives are different it is not me, try lecturing the one to whom you wish to be kind!

      But that wouldn’t be kind, would it.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      4 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Concerning people on the internet claiming they were this or that, you have to realize this is the internet, and people can just say anything.

      Randy always wants people to say what they do for a living, or whatnot. Well okay. I would prefer to live in a world where you could literally expect people to say what is real about themselves.

      This is not that world, however.

      So when I encounter someone who makes it so very clear they hate everything about the USA, and I'm talking about the Moonshine family, not the Godwins, then I've no reason to believe anything at all about that person.

      Why would I believe that fellow served in our armed forces? I see no reason to believe anything someone says about themselves when they don't even have the ability to know that CNN is fake news.

      How could I possibly trust that man's opinions or words concerning ANYTHING? I can't. He doesn't know what is real and what is not real. Perhaps he dreamed he was in the military.

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      Paula 

      4 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      T ......Yes, I am empathic to a certain degree but I am no foolish old hen! I am able to separate people into the various categories that we can all fit into. Our political ideologies and our personal lives are quite different. This is all I was expecting of you when I suggested you try to back off from your need to beat on someone for their choices in life. That is all.

      Neither you or I nor anyone for that matter, need to "enable" someone to think or believe as they do. For instance.....if I believe something.....whether you enable me or not, would have no effect whatsoever on my belief. What on earth makes you think any human being is that powerful over someone else? It simply isn't that way and you know it, damn it!

      I have several theories, Sir.....one is that I am always true to myself and will speak my mind, regardless of any possible consequence. If I tell a friend what I believe is the "right" thing to do and they resent me for this.....I see that as their problem..not mine. So, it doesn't matter to me if you get huffy with me. I deal with huffy people all day every day. It's merely a bunch of hot air, IMO.

      if I'm not mistaken, we have gone round & round on this topic more than once. In the end...I always end up having an enormous amount of admiration for your wife!! The end.

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      Brad 

      4 days ago

      Scott or any abortion supporter

      Should women use abortion as an oops morning after solution?

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      4 days ago from now on

      LOL! My age?

      Paula, Well what did you expect? Leslie never gets anything right because she lives down the rabbit hole...

      “But I don't want to go among mad people," Leslie remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."

      Leslie what new trial? The appelate court is the same as thr people who convicted him? In what country is that? His appeal was denied 9 years ago - a pardon is what he needs and tell me why you haven’t even tried to get one.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      4 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Not good at all. It’s not about truth or justice. As Lenny Bruce said, the only justice is in the halls.

      And yes, I did all that. I tried everything. However, that was years ago, and maybe things have changed.

      But you have to know, the people who decide if he gets a new trial are the same people who convicted him.

      Nickerson has retired, but the others are all in the same club. Who is going to buck the DA?

      Maybe if we wait for the others to retire, maybe they can get a fair judge....but it is killing Chris. Literally.

      I think that’s why they did the 20/20 show.....because there is no justice here, maybe publicity would help.

      But the man who lied on the stand in chris’s trial was recently arrested for molesting a 5 yr old girl.

      The judge said it was a custody thing, let him go, and expunged his record. Know who that judge Was? Guess.

      He’s a CI. His partner in crime also lied on the stand.....to get an ecstasy charge dropped, according to his uncle.

      It’s a white world here, and a closed one. Families have been here for generations, and they don’t like wash-a-shores....especially black ones.

      The one black woman on the jury was destroyed by this case. She said she didn’t think racism like this existed anymore. A Wellfleet police chief compared it to the Deep South as far as racism goes.

      And everybody down here knows it. They just won’t admit it. To themselves, or anyone else Even if a man was robbed of his life. They won’t see it.

      Won’t even consider the possibility.

      But as you say, you have your own experiences with it. Just-Us. Anyway, I think I will try the IP again......It’s just....how do you crack the nut of racism, when the racists run the show?

      We still hope. We have to.

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      Paula 

      4 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      LOL!!! Well T.....are you flattered? Leslie doesn't know that you're "older than dirt." Should I tell her that you're MY age?? Eeeek! She thinks she's old enough to be your mother!! Leslie's only in her fifties! That means, she thinks you're younger than that! I'm jealous!

      OK.....so I won't tell her that your High School pictures are in Black & white & Howdy Doody Was your favorite after school TV program. LOL.......I really wonder what makes her think you're young rather than the decrepit ole fart you really are?? LOL I may never let you live this one down. !!

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      Paula 

      4 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Leslie....I might "take the cake" because I never refuse dessert...but I've had exchanges with U on this topic 4 nearly 4 years. Check your Reasonable Doubt hub.....that was over 3 yrs. ago & on some site at one point, *(i can't find it now) even B4 that comment, is when we 1st. discussed Chris.....So, NO, I did not "just become aware." I don't know about anyone else.

      I really would like to know if you (or your Attorney) have contacted "The Innocence Project," or even discussed that possibility? and if not....why not? You must be aware that an attorney from that group has recently taken on the more than 20yr.old case of Darlie Routier? That one knocked me off my feet. Seriously, if they see something in that case worth fighting for, I can't imagine they would not jump at trying for Chris. But then, I would only hope that UR Attorney has a better idea or believes he can do as much as the Project can do.

      Anyway....so much for my input. I promised myself I would not get involved in unjust convictions ever again after the one that nearly killed me here in NY..The Marty Tankleff case (yrs ago!) That case was for me, the most egregious corrupt, miscarriage of justice I had ever encountered and very very tough to be attached to. The good news? Marty is now an Attorney himself, fighting every day for those like him who were dissected & nearly destroyed by the system. I know much too much about our sorry system due to my work, along with my late husband in NY'ers Against the Death Penalty and later, my involvement with the Innocence Project. I do NOT trust our System. Even worse? My late husband, an Attorney and Law Professor for 40 yrs......trusted it less than I do! Not good.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      4 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Do NOT do me any favors t-bone. I don’t need your ridiculous phony piety. I know who you are. Kind is not it. So don’t even bother. And while you’re at it, how about you admonish every democrat hater on here? That would be a lot.....all of them your friends. Like u know, calling us baby killers, comparing us to dog vomit, Satan, America haters......you think that’s kind and deserving of kindness back?

      If you think it’s ok to personally attack people because they don’t like trump......think how much you people have attacked Hillary, Obama, Pelosi.

      I mean where do you get off? You really must think you’re god.

      Do not condescend to me......im old enough to be your gd mother!

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      Brad 

      4 days ago

      Scott

      seeing how we are copying

      This one directed at that same person applies to you as well

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      "I will state it again, just because I don't support Trump does not make me or anti-Trumper's unAmerican, unpatriotic, terrorist.

      B:

      It is not that you don't support President Trump, it is how you want to resist him by trying to find a way to impeach him, incarcerate him, put a cloud on him by lying and making false accusations, as well as the Hitler analogy, calling him insane, and telling us he is not your president.

      You are today, what you write and say. And what you say is anti American, anti President, and anti Republican. General Flynn served his country and Robert Mueller made him a criminal for lying. Not about Russian Collusion but that he didn't mention a conversation. Lying about something that wasn't illegal, and was actually part of his interim job.

      So don't bring up your service as it doesn't exonerate you from being anti American. You also put illegal aliens ahead of legal immigrants, and those applying for US immigration. You support hiding even Convicted Illegal Alien Felons from the law. But you do nothing for Americans, and Veterans that are homeless and many of them are on drugs.

      You claim that the US is a country ruled by the law, yet the 2nd amendment is clearly the law. And what you want is to ignore that law.

      -----------------------------------------"

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      4 days ago from now on

      Paula, I am enamored of your ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It truly is a gift. But are you appealing to my kindness or asking me to be an enabler?

      Believe me, I’ve debated with Leslie over years as I know you have, probably every conservative on hub pages has endured her vitriol and for a long time I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt that there was hope that eventually she might realize her rants make no sense but she still totally ignores the truth whenever confronted by it and just repeats things she has been shown over and over are wrong.

      I wonder why does she deserve kindness? She has never shown kindness to anyone I respect, she lies about them at every turn.

      Is it to be kind to ignore her? Or is it kinder to keep telling her what a dupe she is aligning her thoughts with the lies of the left? Pretending she’s on a crusade for her husband when it appears to me she has abandoned him!

      Well if there was any hope for her I think the latter would be kinder. Then again, since she has constantly demonstrated there is no hope for her to see reason I suppose it would be kinder to just ignore her.

      I’m pretty sure that would be kinder to you and others as no one likes to see someone ground into dirt like she falsely excoriates President Trump and all conservatives. I get it. She doesn’t have to be kind to them because they are competent and can take care of themselves but I should be kind to her because ...why? She knows no better?

      So be it, I’ll be kind! I’ll suffer her lies, I’ll find something about her to praise if I say anything, but I will never be her enabler (a person who encourages or enables negative or self-destructive behavior in another). Giving her the benefit if the doubt, letting her lies go unchallenged, that’s not being kind!

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      Leslie McCowen 

      4 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      The truth hurts brad, and what Scott posted is the truth. THAT, you can take to the bank.

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      Randy Godwin 

      4 days ago from Southern Georgia

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      Brad 

      4 days ago

      Mike

      This comment of yours is typical of what I told Vivian about them.

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      O.K. Vivian, so you are a bible thumper, that explains a lot

      B:

      Now, this is an attack and an insult.

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      If Jesus came back today and said feed the poor, welcome the stranger, and love thy neighbor, he would be called a snowflake, liberal loser, and libitard by you self-righteous right wingers, and maybe even stoned.

      B:

      Now you are comparing yourself and Jesus.

      First, liberals don't feed the poor because they don't feed the US homeless.

      Another insult to make what point, that you are incapable of addressing the content, rather than using your words to "stone" those that you don't agree with. You are committing what you are blaming on others.

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      Scott Belford 

      4 days ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      A truism from another commenter in another hub that I thought I would share here with all you so-called Christians.

      "O.K. Vivian, so you are a bible thumper, that explains a lot. If Jesus came back today and said feed the poor, welcome the stranger, and love thy neighbor, he would be called a snowflake, liberal loser, and libitard by you self-righteous right wingers, and maybe even stoned."

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      Leslie McCowen 

      4 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      “she is a living fountain of lies why would I believe her?”

      Name one.

      “Paula, she has abandoned him.”

      More libel. You are batting 1,000. Want to go for 2?

      U think I’m kidding? I have some good lawyers now. Used them when the school police officer threatened to charge me with neglect for taking my grandson to see Chris.

      You want to go round?

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      Leslie McCowen 

      4 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      You guys take the cake. I’ve been here since 2010. When did u find out I was married to Chris? This year. I don’t spend my time on here looking for attention on that case at all....what’s the Point? People always believe what they want to believe, and hate who they want to hate,

      I had my share of dealing with the naysayers from 06 on....even before I got with Chris. You know, people who called me CUNext Thurday, and called Chris a baboon.....spy on my visits to the prison, leave snarky comments about what I wore.....had it up to here.

      Why would I think people here would be any different?

      That said, I appreciate your words, Paula, because as I say, a 10 year old can see through this case. And at least you have the smarts for that.

      But I’m hardly a pathetic creature, and I’m doing what Chris lawyer tells me to do. You can scream til you’re blue in the face, there are people with heads and hearts as hard as Stone....stubborn, stiff- necked. It’s not worth the time to try and convince them, and that is what got him convicted.

      That jury was hung....twice. Then the cops pulled a stunt and removed a hold out.

      As soon as I saw the new juror, I knew it was over for Chris, and he did too.

      I do appreciate your sticking up for him Paula. Imagine doing 14 years in hell for something you didn’t do. And imagine the total moral wasteland that are these people who don’t care at all who really killed her....as long as it’s over.

      That is truly pathetic, not me.

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      Scott Belford 

      4 days ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      I am working on hub about fascism and I guess it doesn't surprise me that the 14 characteristics of fascism pretty well describe Trump and the Trump Party.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      4 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      @James - concerning Christianity and Satan, etc - this is absolutely true, but doesn't at all, I think, fit in with what mainstream Christians want to hear said.

      I was raised going to church, and was there every time the doors were open. I didn't have a choice in the matter, it was my family making me go. I still don't especially like going to church. I really can't sit still that long at a time without becoming uncomfortable.

      That's all besides the point. I never believed in any of it. Just couldn't believe any of that fantastical stuff.

      After I got out of high school I started drinking pretty heavily, and eventually started doing drugs. I'd try every drug. I've done most of the drugs someone could name.

      I got extremely into psychedelics and methamphetamine. After some years of this, things started changing inside my brain, I guess. I started experiencing all sorts of things I couldn't explain, and I started imagining all sorts of horrible scenarios, which I couldn't seem to get out of my head, and I was just certain that I could not be imagining these things myself.

      What I'm saying is I'm simply not creative enough, smart enough, or whatnot to have literally come up with the things I was imagining on my own. I don't have that much imagination.

      So I definitely felt something else was basically interfering with what was going on inside of my own mind. I wasn't running my mind. I was only even sometimes the boss of what was going in and out of my own head.

      It got pretty damned scary. Anyway, that's how I'm no longer an atheist. I don't go to church much, but I'll go every once in a while.

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      Paula 

      4 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      T,,,I've thought and said all the things you have just said. I even went so far as to tell her point blank.....If I were in her shoes, I'd spend every waking moment of my time, going down every avenue possible to continually fight for any and all smidgen of justice that may help. My efforts would be tireless, yes and in no way would I waste my time arguing with perfect strangers online. In fact, I would only be communicating with those who who might have any connection to any assistance I'd need to further my goal.

      I hear you & I understand. Her behavior is not that of a sincere, confident woman on a vital mission. It is clear that her time and energies are poured into areas she has absolutely no control over and she merely collects enemies with justifiable ire in her liberal lunacy. BUT and it's a valid BUT.....whatever it is that misguides her activities, she is a pathetic & pitiful lost soul & I can't help but know she is helpless, in terms of what really matters.

      Lastly...I am not "objecting" to your feelings, T....if you read my words correctly, I am appealing to your kindness. and I suspect you truly know this.

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      James A Watkins 

      5 days ago from Chicago

      Wesman Todd Shaw ~ You made my day with your awesome accolades. I will say that I submitted this article to SoapBoxie straightaway and it was quickly rejected by HubPages with no explanation. I would say it was ‘point of view bias.’ Therefore, I don’t mind if the conversation goes off track.

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      James A Watkins 

      5 days ago from Chicago

      Wesman Todd Shaw ~ I surely agree with you that the ultimate “evil requires intelligence.” However, evil most often works through Useful Idiots. As I write in my most recent book:

      "While he does not know the future as God does, Lucifer is extraordinarily perceptive. We humans tend to underestimate how smart Satan is. The Devil knows everything that all humans alive today know—and everything all people who have ever lived knew—rolled into one—and far more, being privy to the spirit world as well.

      "He and his minions study human beings and have been doing so for thousands of years. Where the Devil finds light he ushers in darkness; where he finds love he ushers in hate. He has hunted human beings from the beginning.

      "Demons make suggestions to you that you think are your own ideas. Not so much blatant lies as half-truths; just the right mixture to make the lie believable. Part of the Devil’s plan has always been to drown the truth in a sea of lies. A half-truth is more dangerous than a whole lie. It would be easy to resist obvious evil for most of us. The Devil is an expert in subtlety.

      "Temptation is based on a lie—doing this or that will bring you happiness. Little sins turn into big sins. Satan, his demons, and their human agents can and do influence individual human beings, primarily through the power of suggestion.

      "Evil spirits will also give you good advice if it suits them. Faust’s bargain was for good stuff. If it serves their purposes, demons will tell the truth or even help you in some way. They certainly quote the Bible. But their only joy is to trick you. They get a perverted satisfaction out of deceiving gullible people. Only the Holy Spirit can supply you with the gift of discernment, to able to clearly see evil and distinguish between it and what is righteous."

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      5 days ago from now on

      Paula, i have studied the case and the problem is everyone who aays he was or may have been railroaded is either making money from it or garnering fame while doing absolutely nothing to exonerate him!

      That doesn't mean anything to you?

      All Leslie does it use his “plight” as her reason to hate everything, the system, white supremacy, all the leftwing catch phrases.

      I am surprised that you are so easily swayed by left wing fake news media reports about this case when you know the media loves to paint the system as unjust. Look what they did to Kavanaugh. And you know as well as I do if he was railroaded there would be myriads of people especially on the left lobbying to get him a pardon! NOTHING like that is happening and Leslie avoids that discussion totally.

      If my wife were falsly accused let alone convicted of something she did not do I guarantee you I would not be airing it out over the internet just to soak up attention which is all Leslie does. I wouldn’t give anyone the time of day who wasn’t on my side, why would I want to? Especially anonymous people I don’t even know! I wouldn’t waste my precious time every moment of which I’d be spending to exonerate her!

      I wouldn’t let her rot in jail for ten years after an appeal was denied, I would have moved heaven and earth to obtain a pardon.

      Nothing in Leslie’s behavior indicates to me that she cares enough to set him free and knowing how she is a living fountain of lies why would I believe her?

      Paula, she has abandoned him.

      I think this is a case where you are allowing your heart to rule your head. That’s fine for you, I don’t object to your feelings. Why do you think you have a right to object to mine?

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      Paula 

      5 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Just back from another mini-retreat. I don't believe there's anything as great for refreshing our mind, spirit & body. It opens our heart & our eyes and soothes away the roughness of an often cold, cruel world.

      With that said, pls pay attention, "T,"...yes, I've something to share with U. Enough! I've seen enough & it seriously troubles me. (It is no secret U & I have had our ups & downs. We surely don't agree on everything) This aside, It looks like it's time U did some homework. Take the time to read all U can about the "Christa Worthington case/Cape Cod." There's a lot available to research.

      Until U do this, I'm afraid U need to stop judging the people involved. Reality, common sense & "experience" within the judicial system is what I always use. I assume U are capable of separating any person from their politics? We are all so very much MORE than our damned politics. We are whole, complete, diverse, complex individuals. U call Leslie a liar. She firmly believes in Chris's innocence. How is that a lie? She was there, through it all....in the thick of it. I was not, nor were U. I HAVE done my homework. I can see that the man was railroaded & I am of the belief that he deserves an entire new trial. A new trial withOUT the same corruption by the same crooked people.

      Because I'm made as I am, I would not have involved myself with this man or married him.....but Leslie & I are as different as night & day. She fell in love with him & the rest is the history we THINK we know. Answer this for me, T....if tomorrow, the wife U love so much were erroneously charged with a serious crime...would U abandon her?

      If U think for one moment that it is "simple" to fight for an overturn of a conviction, please trust me on this.....it is one of the most difficult struggles a mere mortal can attempt to do.

      I'm asking U to look into your heart & BACK OFF. If this makes U angry with me.~U gotta know, I couldn't care less. U should know me well enough by now. I do not have to LIKE someone to know the difference between right & wrong or to step up for it. That's all I have to say. It should be enough.

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      James A Watkins 

      5 days ago from Chicago

      Government watchdog Judicial Watch has uncovered and released hundreds of documents showing the Obama Justice Department working directly with Fusion GPS, a research firm hired by the Clinton campaign, to frame President Trump.

      The documents show Fusion GPS' Nellie Ohr, who was specifically hired in 2016 to dig up dirt on Trump and his children Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric, working directly with U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr on a spread sheet linking President Trump to a number of Russian operatives.

      After the documents were passed back and forth between the two, Bruce Ohr gave them to the FBI.

      "FBI interview reports from December 5 and December 12, and December 20, 2017, show that Bruce Ohr 'voluntarily' gave these anti-Trump and Manafort materials, created for the Clinton campaign by Fusion GPS, to the FBI," Judicial Watch found.

      "These documents show a crazed DOJ-FBI effort to use the Clinton spy ring at Fusion GPS, namely Nellie Ohr, to smear President Trump - even before he was sworn in as president," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said about the findings.

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      Brad 

      5 days ago

      The squad is replacing the democrat party with their socialist democrat party. These newbies have misused the Color and the Ethnicity to Shield them from their Anti American position, and their public Anti Semitic speeches and actions. Now they demand to go to Israel, but not with their colleagues but on their own.

      Israel is what they said should be boycotted. Why does their shield of color and ethnicity give them immunity to not be called Racist?

      Nancy Pelosi and the democrats have lost control and now the squad has control over the other 431 members of the house. Yes, that includes the republicans, who appear most of the time to be political pacifists.

      The squad as well as the liberal democrats exist and thrive on the age old saying of parents, "Do as I say, and Not as I do"? Apparently, they think they are now the parents of our country.

      They want the government to be your parents, and they want to control the government.

      No one should ever want the US government, or any government to make life decisions. The government barely does the job of running the country in none social tasks, but they shouldn't try to control the social lives of the people. That is the area where people should make their own choices and their own decisions. But centuries of being Loyal Party Voters has created generation of political sheep.

      The US is a democratic republic, and loyal party sheep let the party tell them what they should and shouldn't do, while the party does what ever they want to do.

      To make it worse, the two major parties have their own sheep, and the two parties and their sheep are moving diametrically apart from each other. It is like a political tug of war, but there are no winners. If we look at the center line of the war, we can see over time that when one side moves in their direction, it is followed by the other side getting it back on their side. The loser in both scenarios is that the country doesn't move forward.

      This is unlike how Alternating Current while continually reversing the polarity still makes use of the energy to serve a useful purpose. The political alternating polarity serves no useful purpose.

      If that wasn't bad enough, we have an interference from the squad and their socialists in congress that siphon even the temporary gain to another circuit completely.

      Imagine this alternating polarity in the form of a ladder. The ladder is facing vertically. We start out in the middle of the ladder where the goal of one party is at one end, while the goal of the other party is at the other end. The more that distance away from that point gives one party and forward movement to their party goal.

      Right now that forward movement is in favor of the republicans and President Donald Trump since the 2016 election. The democrats have since the election run onto the ladder to hang onto Trump and the republicans with the goal of becoming such a heavy weight that they drag him and the republicans down the ladder to their side.

      They have tried various weights starting with the Trump Russian Collusion. But when that failed to drag President Trump down after three years, they moved to another weight. The democrats realized that after the Mueller report and Mueller's hearing before congress there was no traction for either the Russian Trump Collusion, or from the alleged Obstruction of Justice.

      The new democrat weight is Racism. The core democrats and now with the squad as catalysts have made this all about Racism. They try to add more weight to this lightweight by using the latest mass shootings as examples of Racism.

      These moves by the democrats with the squad taking the lead is no longer trying to move along the ladder. No, this time they are trying to tip the ladder over. Much like when children don't get their way, they destroy their games, or their possessions. I they can't win, no one else can play.

      This childish attitude of the democrats is the reason why the founders of the US Constitution made the minimum age for being president set to 35 years old.

      Once again, I ask the question. What have the democrats done for the country and the American people not only during the Trump administration, but in recent decades?

    • tsadjatko profile image

      5 days ago from now on

      Leslie, most everything you say is a lie and you have been caught lying innumerable times, but you just ignore that and then repeat the lie!

      The lie I was referring to is your lie that Chris is innocent. As I said if anyone really believed he is innocent he, they would have applied for a pardon for him over the last 9 years - but you ignore that and continue to lie saying people know who did it!

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      James A Watkins 

      5 days ago from Chicago

      Vivian Coblentz ~ I totally agree with you that “We can't house the entire world in the U.S., and the caravans amassing to surge the border to overwhelm our security is nothing short of attempted invasion. There's a legal way to enter, and they should do it the right way or be denied access.”

      ps Thank you very much for your gracious compliments. I appreciate the encouraging word.

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      James A Watkins 

      5 days ago from Chicago

      Vivian Coblentz ~ Truer words have never been spoken that these of yours: “As for the children at the border with heartbeats, they have parents who put them in absolute peril to come here illegally--any of us in America would be jailed for child endangerment for putting kids in harms way like they have.”

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      James A Watkins 

      5 days ago from Chicago

      Vivian Coblentz ~ I sincerely appreciate your astute observations, especially, “You have to be blinded by pure evil to say a living being with a heartbeat is not alive. … when the heart isn't beating, we say the person is dead. So, as long as there's a heartbeat, there's a life.”

      Like you, “I'm also shocked by the rebelliousness of some of these posts.”

      You are absolutely right that “Legally preventing a woman from having an abortion isn't about telling a woman what to do. It's about fighting for an innocent baby who can't fight for themselves.”

      And you hit the nail on the head with this: “To feel such unmitigated, all-consuming hatred for being "told what to do," is a serious heart condition--it's evidence of someone who isn't rebelling against "the man," but someone who stands in direct defiance to her Creator and telling Him she doesn't care what He has to say about life because she is wiser than God. … Only God can work inside stone cold hearts and bring them back to life.”

      Brilliant!

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      Leslie McCowen 

      5 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I just don’t see them having mass appeal. Maybe it can grow in time. They just can’t be phony. And when people get popular, the phony sometimes sets in.....I think warrens “I have a plan” shtick is getting old, and now Kamala is doing it. Kamala has “it”, tho. She’s got star quality. Me, I just like kooky, gaffey Biden. He says what I feel, and I like that.

      https://twitter.com/AlexHarrisJDMBA/status/1158408...

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      Scott Belford 

      5 days ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Not sure about Harris, but I like Klobuchar, Bullock, even Steyer who I heard for the first time in any depth today. I would even like to see more of Buttigieg.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      5 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Well, same as the unwillingness to do anything about climate change and guns looks to someone like me.

      This is why we have people in the middle. Neither end can have things their way, We are too divided.

      There is a way to meet in the middle, but it’s not found in trump or sanders or Warren.

      I think Harris or Biden would agree to meet. I think Weld or Kasich would do the same.

      But if you think we are obliged to go along with a guy who hates us and spews it out daily.....think again.

      ******

      What lie have you caught me in, t? Just what?

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      6 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      ". Getting a conviction is easier than undoing one. "

      You, or anyone, would be hard pressed to make a truer statement. By the exact same token, and in the exact same system, getting a law passed is easier than getting a bad law undone.

      Look at the pathetic marijuana laws. Those are getting undone, but look how many people had their lives either ruined or ended by the US government, state governments, and law enforcement persons over the years.

      So, considering that, I hope you'll all think about it, and realize climate change hysteria looks VERY DAMNED SIMILAR to 'reefer madness' to persons like me.

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      6 days ago from now on

      Really Leslie? after 14 or so years, appeal denied 9 years ago he has a lawyer who is still working on it? Right, and I have a bridge he can buy when he gets out.

      Boy you really need a better spin on this lie - pardons don’t take 10 year. If he is really innocent, that’s what pardons are for and you said you haven’t even tried a pardon for 9 years now since his appeal was denied. Yeah, he’s innocent alright.

      Attack me and conservatives all you want to switch the focus from the lies I’ve caught you in, you should know by now Leslie that tactic doesn’t work.

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      James A Watkins 

      6 days ago from Chicago

      T ~ Your commentary of the mission of the Left, adapted from the awesome thinker Dennis Prager, which is not to create but to DESTROY, is extraordinary, and deserves to be widely read. You are spot on about “the left's near destruction of most universities as places of learning.” And you are right on target that “At almost every university – and now high schools and even elementary schools – students are taught to shut down – not debate – those who differ with them. And to rely on feelings rather than reason.”

      You are absolutely right that the Left is destroying art and “Leftist professors have replaced the pursuit of excellence with the pursuit of diversity.”

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      6 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      That is the plan. The plan works pretty well too. I don't know James personally. I've known him online for getting close to ten years now, and I've been an admirer the whole time.

      I brought like twelve people with me here to Hubpages when I started. Exactly none of them are working at it now. I still advertise Hubpages as a place where you can write and earn money. I've even done that today off this website, over at Reddit, in a 'working from home' group.

      Anyway, over the years I've used exactly two people to show others as examples of great writers on Hubpages, and persons who, I assume, make significantly more money than me. And even if they don't, they're still the two persons I probably admire the most on the Hubpages Network.

      James is one, Patty Inglish is the other.

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      James A Watkins 

      6 days ago from Chicago

      T ~ Many leftists in fact will fight to protect an eagle egg from destruction.

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      James A Watkins 

      6 days ago from Chicago

      T ~ Yes, “The godless lecturing believers about God” is truly bizarre. That is why I detect demonic infestation. This is something demons do as a matter of course. They cannot help themselves but to accuse the Brethren, whom they hate with all the viciousness in the Cosmos.

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      James A Watkins 

      6 days ago from Chicago

      T ~ I appreciate your kind compliments and your astute observations. I must agree with you that “the fetus only becomes alive once it is born” is one of the most idiotic statements I have ever seen in print.

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      James A Watkins 

      6 days ago from Chicago

      Vivian ~ "Operation Just Let Them Speak." I like it!

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      James A Watkins 

      6 days ago from Chicago

      Brad ~ Thank you for all your comments. In answer to your question, I do not know who has terminated more blacks than Planned Parenthood.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Wesman, it’s what they call justice. It’s about getting a conviction, no matter what. I learned this early on, when my 15 yr old daughter was given a phony 20 dollar bill.

      When she went to buy cat food with it, the clerk did the ink test and called the police.

      My daughter said, “but if I knew it was phony, why would I use it at a store?”

      Didn’t matter. We had to go to court. The public defender said the cops don’t care about guilt or innocence, they want a conviction. So, we plead out. We had to pay a lot of money, and it was on my daughters record until she turned 27.

      The alternative was to go to trial, and face possible 20 years in prison.

      It was a nightmare for an innocent happening.

      So, I’m glad you know it’s not always about justice at all.....in fact, I think those times when justice is served are rare.

      And thanks for being kind....Im sure you’ll pay the price later.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Chris has a lawyer. It’s working though the system. Getting a conviction is easier than undoing one. Especially when the same group of people handle it all. But you are dead wrong. In fact, nobody down here believes he did it, and plenty know who did. But as I said, you seem pretty green to the ways of the world. If you’d ever been on the bottom, you’d have more compassion and understanding. As it is, you seem to believe everything the establishment tells you. You’d make a good mark. No wonder Trump conned you.

      https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comme...

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      6 days ago from now on

      Three books, huh? I guess they made a pretty penny writing those books? No doubt the only reason they wrote them, to make money off a black man’s peril. That should steam you but no, you are happy to be duped by their purely for profit narratives.

      The question you need to ask, Leslie, is If these authors really believed he was innocent why wouldn’t they use the proceeds from the books to get a lawyer experienced with getting pardons to get him one? That, if successful, would make the ultimate book, even a movie! You could star in the movie as the lone poor ridiculed, victimized champion of her husband’s innocence! WOW, an attention seeker like you can’t get better attention than that! A dream come true.

      But no one (but you) believes the books, not even the authors or Chris would have applied for a pardon long ago and probably be out by now - see what you missed?

      Well you didn’t miss anything cause it appears nobody believes he could be innocent!

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Abrasive? As opposed to who? Have you considered it’s a matter of self defense? I mean, the very first thread I started landed me with two rightwingers following me around asking why I hate America.

      And do you consider statements from your crowd to be abrasive? Or am I supposed to passively take the abuse?

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      6 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      I'll break from my rule for a moment. Leslie, perhaps you are correct and this fella is innocent of the crimes he's been charged with. Cameron Todd Willingham, for instance, was put to death in the state of Texas for a crime he almost certainly did not have a thing to do with.

      Mr. Willingham was basically guilty of being a big scary redneck, somewhat poor, and of also having a bit of a violent temper. There was never a shred of proof that he set his house on fire to murder his daughters. In fact, there is much more proof that he didn't do that at all.

      ...and yet the state of Texas executed him just the same.

      Have you ever considered, Ms. McCowen, that you are a bit abrasive? And so 'the situation' with you and someone who may or may not be a monster is something going to be brought up often because you are just a teeny tiny bit abrasive.

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