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https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/detaining-immigrant-children-is-now-a-billion-dollar-industry

You know, I honestly thought that private prison industry in USA was as bad as it could be...

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In May, the agency issued requests for bids for five projects that could total more than $500 million for beds, foster and therapeutic care, and “secure care,” which means employing guards. More contracts are expected to come up for bids in October.

Because obviously this is something that should be given to private sector...

USA: Why haven't you started a revolution yet?
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That word is "proof," dude.
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Seek psychiatric help.

Immediately.

Seriously, get help, dude.

But the video proves that my soul was drained from my original body in this universe and merged with a parallel self.
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1. Being a "tribe" does not make a group primitive, or the reverse. The Aztecs, Incas, etc., had "Empires"--were they primitive? The conquistadors certainly thought so. For that matter, the Iroquois Confederacy partially inspired the US Constitution, but they've also been called primitive.

2. One, bats are not birds, two, the Bible proves itself wrong by being logically inconsistent.

3. "Creator" was, as has been repeatedly pointed out, a reference to a deistic notion (and even then was a mangling of Jefferson's original), and even so does not necessarily refer to a monotheistic creator. The religious views of the people are not relevant in this matter.

4. The New Testament says you can sin however the fuck much you want and get into Heaven as long as you kiss the invisible Jigglypuff-in-space's ass. See Matthew 5, particularly verse 19.

5. Why do you Christians need to use the government to force everyone else to act as your religion commands?



6a. Which I already pointed out is a massively flawed process.

6b. ONLY IF THE PEOPLE VOTE ON IT. This is why Spain is legitimately a monarchy, as is Norway, as is Australia, as is Belgium, along with a number of other nations; however note that these countries are parliamentary constitutional monarchies, with the monarch acting as the head of state while the actual executive power is exercised by those with the democratic legitimacy to do so.

6c. See 6a.

6d. And who the fuck is the Church accountable to? The Church was just as bad then as they are now; perhaps in different ways, but they were absolutely fucking corrupt (fucking in both the literal and figurative senses). Again, nobody has ever produced a proof of God's existence (and those claiming it have the burden of proof), and any god that has been posited by humanity has been disproven.

6e. That's hardly a guarantee, especially if the monarch has acted in a way to endear the military to himself and make it clear that loyalty will be richly rewarded in the event of rebellion. As for "legitimate Democracy", the UK is a legitimate democracy (indeed no system of government that is not democratic can be legitimate, as they lack the vital popular mandate), you're just pissy about how it got there.

1. True being a tribe itself does not make one primitive, however being a tribe without there being a unified nation is primitive.

2. In the language of the time, bats were considered birds. And any contradictions in the Bible can be explained by the fact that the human writers of the Bible made mistakes. That does not change the fact that it was inspired by God.

3. The majority of the colonists were Christians, not deists, and many of the founding fathers such as George Washington were Christian, so why would they have the Declaration of Independence based on deism which was a minority belief in Colonies that were majority Christian? That does not make sense.

4. You forgot to include verse 20.

“19He therefore that shall break one of these least commandments, and shall so teach men, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. But he that shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

20For I tell you, that unless your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

That shows that those who are called least in the kingdom of Heaven are not in heaven when they are called that.

5. Us Christians don’t use the government to force people to act as Christianity commands, we use the government to promote Christianity in a traditionally Christian nation to preserve our traditional cultural heritage which Christianity is a part of. Atheists should not interfere with traditional culture, and why should they care if Christianity is promoted by the government?

6b-That was not part of England’s original constitution

6d-The Church is also held accountable to God because other clergy can condemn corrupt clergy, and if they are higher up, punish clergy who behave badly. Reforms have been made in the past when there was corruption in the Church such as the Council of Trent. There needs to be major reforms made to stop the horrible pedophilia scandal, such as more action being taken to defrock pedophile priests and those in the clergy that cover for them.

6e-Well there will be some form of Magna Carta constitution that will prevent the monarch from acting arbitrarily. The power of the monarch will be absolute but not arbitrary.

And exactly, I am angry at the illegitimate illegal way that England became a democracy because it was not done by the legitimate monarchs.
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I can't help but notice that all of these plans seem to hinge on convincing others to put in power rulers who either are in it purely for money (and were in fact chosen in that position only because they want to get rich by becoming the new queen of a nation) or haven't actually been part of your conspiracy and will be surprised by being placed in power and most resist your stupid plan.
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by Askold on Today at 05:43:31 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRMW4knpiUo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRMW4knpiUo</a>

I guess Trump mispoke here as well while praising Putin...
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I wonder, are planning to find the rightful ruler of every single former noble title in Britain, down to the last barony, like you are for the kingdom? It's all well and good to find the rightful King of England, but what about the rightful Duke of Kent, or Earl of Suffolk, for example? After all, a king is far from the sole rightful owner of the land within a kingdom. Outside of his demesne, its his vassals, both direct and indirect, that are the rightful owners of the land (and each duchy and earldom with its own independent succession laws, just to make it even more fun), and those claims are every bit as important as the king's. If you want to restore feudalism to England with the descendants of the old nobility in power, there's a lot more to consider than just the king himself.

Well most of the barrons are the rightful rulers of their lands by inheritance and are part of the current House of Lords.
"Most" barons, and nary a mention of the earls, dukes, marquises and other landed nobility (not to mention, the clergy), huh? In other words, just ignore everything below the king and hope it works out. Doesn't exactly inspire confidence, I have to say. If you want people to get on board with your plan, you really ought to do things properly. After all, if you clearly don't give a shit, why should anyone else?
I couldn't help but notice you've yet to address this. What, you only care about one title out of hundreds? You expect fellow feudal restorationists to fight for a mere shadow of the former Kingdom of England? A thin veneer of restored nobility that neglects the rightful owners of the lands outside of the king's demesne?

You make me want to wretch.

In England there will be an investigation into it and all rightful heirs to noble titles will be restored to their positions.
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The Lounge / Re: The Funny/Stupid Pics Thread
« Last post by Art Vandelay on Today at 05:13:53 am »
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Politics and Government / Re: Worst Political Cartoons
« Last post by Askold on Today at 01:52:34 am »


This is starting to get embarrassing...
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Preaching and Worship / Re: Jacob Harrison-a challenge
« Last post by Tolpuddle Martyr on July 17, 2018, 11:04:22 pm »
22 days to go and the folks on this site are only more opposed to your ethics, your politics, your beliefs and your religion than they were before I challenged you in the first place.

Kicking goals son, kicking goals!
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