alprova said...But, as we know, no one is allowed the benefit(s) of marriage without a duly issued license by a state authority.
The justification for those benefits being bestowed upon those married have never been articulated by any of those receiving or granting them. There is no logical reason, only the opinion of those that consider it a moral obligation or a vote gaining item. One would think the issue would be on the ACLU agenda since it is a religion driven discrimination against a minority group. Some may say the separation of church and state must end before it gets that far?
Any business with an excess inventory will sell at the best price they can get, often at a loss. U.S. oil holding out will not work as long as there is an excess. Under $80 a barrel many U.S. producers will have to face curtailing production which is expensive and cost American jobs. Storage of oil is expensive and prohibits long term holding out for a better price without curtailing production.
alprova said....Would you sell your stocks now at a lower price, knowing that in a few months they will be worth more?
Actually I sold a high priced oil company stock short last month anticipating a significant drop which has now occurred leaving me with a good gain should I cover the short sell. Instead of covering the short sell I put a stop on to assure no loss but enabling more profit if it goes lower. I will cover the short and take the profit if oil goes to around $76 a barrel. The buy now is in stocks benefitting from lower oil prices such as trucking and transportation stocks.
OFF TOPIC...Americans recently received the largest economic stimulus in recent history. Gas has dropped approximately $1 per gallon which translates 100% to increased purchasing power for all that drive or use gas for any reason. The reduction has Saudi Arabia and other oil dependent exporters crying. America has a glut and should approve exporting of crude oil to put even more pressure on the middle east and north Africa plus improve the balance of trade for the U.S. It is time to have wealth flowing to the U.S. instead of the middle east and north Africa.
Are the popes teachings and rules for Catholics based on the bible? Would a change regarding gay tolerance and acceptance enabling them to be Catholics in good standing be wrong or would the old rule be wrong? One would think the rules and beliefs for any denomination would be supported by the bible, is it? What in the bible supports the opposition to abortion and birth control?
Where in the bible would one find that a state purchased and issued license is necessary to be considered married in God's eyes?
conservative may be a proponent of Sharia law?
alprova..you will find nothing that addresses the discrimination against singles since a huge majority support and condone it. Many oppose gay marriage but don't hesitate to participate in obvious discrimination against singles, something I have and will continue to live with. The same is true for the "fair tax" proposal that will never see the light of day. Politicians, the wealthy and the ignorant that it would help most oppose it.
Why do those opposed keep preaching to those that are gay. Gays that have been told the hypocrites opinion regarding the morality of the behavior are on their own regarding their souls destination.
Once the self imposed burden to communicate personal beliefs then why not STFU!
A man with a man is a disgusting thing to me but if that is their thing and they don't bother me I couldn't care less what they do.
No one should be concerned what people do in the privacy of their own home. Why should I care if their behavior did happen to lead them straight to hell? I have no reason to wonder about or try to find support for either opinion. The pope has the responsibility of informing Catholics what is a sin and he really needs to be right to keep millions from being disappointed on judgment day.
Gay's are motivated by their desire to join in the discrimination against singles. State recognized marriage is strictly for legally discriminating against singles by taking advantage of over 1100 laws favoring marriage. Those opposed to gay marriage certainly will not support ending the discrimination against singles. They are hypocrites with no shame on either of their two faces.
All states are not concerned about voter fraud. Colorado allows on line registration, print a ballot and turn it in without question.
Rick, illegal aliens are not registered to vote. If their names do not appear on the list of registered voters, they are not allowed to vote.
Alprova...not so quick with that declaration. I have a sister and bro-in-law in NC that say NC officials reported a significant number of non citizens found on their eligible voters roll. Something to do with the administrations initiative to enable them to obtain a drivers license etc. I am sure the national media will take it up once checking of voter rolls is complete and the final number is known. I doubt that is unique to NC.
A picture ID would not prevent an illegal from voting if they are on the voter roll and they have a drivers license with a picture ID. I am almost to the point of not caring if all of Mexico and Canada vote in the U.S. They are about as informed as the me too you owe me idiots electing those of their ilk. The leadership we have is at best dysfunctional and beginning to look worse than simply inept, incompetent and intrusive.
Al said he shot him because the "Dude" had a knife.
When asked the exact location (name of intersection) the exact date, what was the name of the "Dude", the outcome of the case, etc. Al failed to provide any information.
Rick, how good do you expect the memory of the world's oldest man to be? He has to be over 150 to have had all the achievements and experiences claimed.