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Re: “Dealing with the Devil

In the words of Flip Wilson, "The devil made me do it."

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bert Freeman on 12/29/2016 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

The devil's in the details.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/29/2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

Jimmy, instead of getting your facts from a wordpress account, how about consulting the Temple's actual website. It's from the horse's mouth and less ...clickbaity. TST's use of Satanic imagery and symbolism is not a sign of theistic worship. As they have stated MANY times, this imagery is used to evoke the literary archtype of Lucifer, the Eternal rebel, as proposed by Milton, Blake, et al.
Read more Milton, and less Buzzfeed champ.

54 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Nicholas Marc on 12/29/2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

The symbolism in the logo of their After School Satan clubs, I believe, shows that they really do worship the devil, that he is not just a metaphor to them. https://gpluslighthouse.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/after-school-satan-clubs-exposed/

5 likes, 49 dislikes
Posted by Jimmy Coates on 12/29/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Wage Rage

"...says agencies such as his have such low budgets that they can't afford to increase their wages for employees."
Hmm, so in other words when these agencies originally drew up their operating budgets, way back whenever, they were counting on the minimum wage not changing significantly anytime soon, in effect banking on continued domination of the legislature by Republicans.
N'est-ce pas?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Starcommand on 12/29/2016 at 5:07 AM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

Hey, good luck with that. Since 60 million benighted souls voted for the human equivalent of a cancer cell to be President, maybe there's hope for Satan as well.

29 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Starcommand on 12/29/2016 at 4:17 AM

Re: “Wage Rage

Yeah, lc69hunter, that's just what happened in Seattle when they raised the minimum wage there to $15.

OH, WAIT - just the opposite is true! With employees having more disposable income, business picked up, and unemployment went down. Inflation was not appreciably affected.

Check out what happened to the national economy when the minimum wage was increased from 40 cents an hour to 75 cents an hour in 1950. It was followed by a period in which the economy expanded, and unemployment went down.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 12/28/2016 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Wage Rage

Businesses will adapt. They will cut hours, cut employees, automate, or do whatever is necessary.

However, the small agencies that serve the vulnerable populations are subject to the same law. And they have no way of offsetting the costs, except for asking for more donations.

It is called the law of unintended consequences. Beware of what you ask for. You may get it.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by lc69hunter on 12/28/2016 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Escort Service

I have never been able to fathom that, what should be a simple exchange of money for services, becomes a hazard for one party or the other, more often the woman, but occasionally the mugging and robbing of the other party. I guess there are men out there with a deep seated hatred of women, and see sex workers as easy targets, because we have pushed them to the fringes of society, and he thinks no one will care or miss them. It pisses me off.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 12/28/2016 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Wage Rage

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Arizona has about 60,000 workers at the minimum wage or below. Now, we are going to find out how many of those jobs are going to be wiped out.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 12/22/2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Escort Service

I'm pretty certain that crass title was no accident. It should be changed.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Murder Isn't Funny on 12/22/2016 at 7:33 AM

Re: “To the Bitter End

Old post, but I feel obligated to say this: after some of the horror stories I've heard about nutty, unprofessional, unethical counselors using unproven and dangerous therapies--this some six to eight years after the law was passed--I think the regulations probably helped patients more than harming them.

Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 12/19/2016 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Waiting in Line

Yes, immigration reform has been set back by the recent election.
The new Congress will probably make it more difficult to become an American citizen.
Here are some factors that are likely to be counted in favor of citizenship:
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~parkx032/CY-IDEAL.html

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by James Leonard Park on 12/16/2016 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Waiting in Line

Has anybody noticed that the more people we let enter the country, the worse global warming gets? Let's stop lying to ourselves and stop/solve this now.

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Posted by It's Like A Heatwave....Burning in my heart on 12/16/2016 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Waiting in Line

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/07/us/delayed-deportations-illegal-immigrants.html?_r=1

Obama Administration Is Quietly Delaying Thousands of Deportation Cases

"The Obama administration is delaying deportation
proceedings for recent immigrants in cities across the United States, allowing more than 56,000of those who fled Central America since 2014 to remain in the country legally for several more years.

The shift, described in interviews with immigration lawyers, federal officials, and current and former judges, has been
occurring without public attention for months. It amounts to an unannounced departure from the administrations widely publicized pronouncements that cases tied to the so-called surge of 2014 would be rushed through the immigration courts in an effort to deter more Central Americans from entering the United States illegally."

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DonHonda on 12/15/2016 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Waiting in Line

Only 70 out of 121 Central American "surgees" were deported because they've exhausted their legal proceedings and were found not eligible for asylum. This number is minuscule compared to the Millions of Illegal Aliens to be deported.

Update: 3/12/16 DHS has arrested 336 of the "surgees" that have exhausted their legal options. Let's see how many of them will be deported.

It has been proven that these continuing "surges" are not fleeing any uptick of crime, violence, gang activity. They were promised "permisos" from their clergy and media. Due to Obama's lax immigration policy, they believe this to be true. Not mentioned that 70-90% of those released on "bond" or "security" bracelets do not show up for their legal proceedings. They just "disappear" waiting "in the shadows" for the next mass amnesty.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/24218-obama-admin-delays-deportation-of-more-than-56000-illegals

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Posted by DonHonda on 12/15/2016 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Waiting in Line

"No, Our Immigration System Is Not Broken"

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/no-our-immigration-system-is-not-broken/article/2552534

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Posted by DonHonda on 12/15/2016 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Waiting in Line

Head em up, move em out!

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Posted by Juan Valdez on 12/15/2016 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Waiting in Line

We need to understand that the large majority of those who come here do so because they need - not want - to. Most are displaced people or refugees. Mexican and other Latin Americans come north because the economy has been ruined in their country (no thanks to US foreign policy) or they are at risk for persecution (thanks to the US financed drug wars). We need to look deeper at why someone would leave their culture, family, language and life-long friends in a countries that have real community and come to a cold, alienating, racist, militarized country instead.

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Posted by Shy Virago on 12/15/2016 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Waiting in Line

"Immigration rates are already too high and have been for 40 years." So you have any facts to back this up?

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Posted by retrorv on 12/15/2016 at 11:49 AM

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