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Old 04-26-2006, 05:14 AM   #61
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Yes, the evidence does point to Oswald being the single shooter as the evidence points to September 11 being hijacked planes using as missiles performed by Islamic terrorists.

I second NB entirely

I will just point on to the popular mechanics article here which does a good job debunking the bullshit "evidence" of the conspiracy theories, of course you can choose to ignore it and keep praying for mercy during the rapture
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:36 AM   #62
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p.s. I am laughing at the very concept of a judgement day not you personally.
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this should really concern you no matter your party

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/wa...dreds_of_laws/
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ush challenges hundreds of laws
President cites powers of his office

By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff | April 30, 2006

WASHINGTON -- President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.

mong the laws Bush said he can ignore are military rules and regulations, affirmative-action provisions, requirements that Congress be told about immigration services problems, ''whistle-blower" protections for nuclear regulatory officials, and safeguards against political interference in federally funded research.

Legal scholars say the scope and aggression of Bush's assertions that he can bypass laws represent a concerted effort to expand his power at the expense of Congress, upsetting the balance between the branches of government. The Constitution is clear in assigning to Congress the power to write the laws and to the president a duty ''to take care that the laws be faithfully executed." Bush, however, has repeatedly declared that he does not need to ''execute" a law he believes is unconstitutional.

Former administration officials contend that just because Bush reserves the right to disobey a law does not mean he is not enforcing it: In many cases, he is simply asserting his belief that a certain requirement encroaches on presidential power.

But with the disclosure of Bush's domestic spying program, in which he ignored a law requiring warrants to tap the phones of Americans, many legal specialists say Bush is hardly reluctant to bypass laws he believes he has the constitutional authority to override.

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This is disgusting. The guy's acting like a petty despot, not a president.
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The article certainly raises eyebrows - but does so with such superficial analysis it is almost worthless.

The executive obligation to see that laws are faithfully executed does not mean that every law is binding on the executive office. Otherwise, the President could be controlled by every local jurisdicition with their own agenda.

The only way to test the balance of power is to take a stance and then have it evaluated in court. Laws are tested that way all the time and the process has enjoyed bipartisian support.
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so many Americans are more than willing to support abortion laws that they think don't affect them.

have you seen the light about abortion laws? Have you finally realized that how I conduct my reproductive life is none of your business?
I know this isn't popular in here but I just have to say that abortion, which is violence against women and children is everyones business.
It spills over into a society that cheapens life.
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The article certainly raises eyebrows - but does so with such superficial analysis it is almost worthless.

The executive obligation to see that laws are faithfully executed does not mean that every law is binding on the executive office. Otherwise, the President could be controlled by every local jurisdicition with their own agenda.

The only way to test the balance of power is to take a stance and then have it evaluated in court. Laws are tested that way all the time and the process has enjoyed bipartisian support.
In Article 2, section 3, the Constitution states, "he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed." Does it specify that the president only has to execute the laws they like? Of course it would be impossible for the president to execute all local laws, but obviously the founding fathers meant that the president must execute the federal Laws - notice that they used a capital L.
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which is violence against women and children
Give me a break.
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Give me a break.
Here's my whole quote:

"I know this isn't popular in here but I just have to say that abortion, which is violence against women and children is everyones business.
It spills over into a society that cheapens life."

Can you at least agree with the last sentence?
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In Article 2, section 3, the Constitution states, "he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed." Does it specify that the president only has to execute the laws they like? Of course it would be impossible for the president to execute all local laws, but obviously the founding fathers meant that the president must execute the federal Laws - notice that they used a capital L.
Ah, the lawyer in me notices that "Laws" is not a defined term in the Constitution.

Lets say, however, if Congress passes a law that steps on the power of the Executive Branch, how is it challenged? Only the third branch (judiciary) can sort it out.
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Can you at least agree with the last sentence?
NO.
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"I know this isn't popular in here but I just have to say that abortion, which is violence against women
this shows a lack of rational thinking
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NO.
Well allrighty then!
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this shows a lack of rational thinking
I love how you guys have picked and chosen certain parts of my quote.
Can you at least agree with this part: and children ?

Here's my whole quote:

"I know this isn't popular in here but I just have to say that abortion, which is violence against women and children is everyones business.
It spills over into a society that cheapens life."
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"I know this isn't popular in here but I just have to say that abortion, which is violence against women and children is everyone's business.
It spills over into a society that cheapens life."
none of it makes any sense


in some cultures
they believe individual choices are everyone's business and personal choices are crimes

thus they have "honour killings"

If you said "forced abortions" such as those that are reported to happen in China are "violence against women" that makes sense.


I believe executions "cheapen life."
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