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    I strongly suggest you call or visit a large area...

    I strongly suggest you call or visit a large area library, talk to someone at the reference desk, and ask your Burns question. They can search OCLC for a title and then find out about purchasing one.
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    May I ask -- what nationality are you? The social...

    May I ask -- what nationality are you? The social norms of your country are very likely what is causing this -- e.g., male children are more valued than female.
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    How does she discriminate against you? Please...

    How does she discriminate against you? Please give a couple of examples.
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    JL, you obviously didn't read the link I posted....

    JL, you obviously didn't read the link I posted. You're still one of those running horses Gene Lyons talks about. :D

    An excerpt: "Nobody knows exactly how the story’s going to end, but it’s surely...
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    One of my favorite columnists said this in...

    One of my favorite columnists said this in today's Chicago Sun-Times:

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/russia-investigation-probe-donald-trump-michael-cohen-vladimir-putin/
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    When I was a youngster, every doctor I knew was a...

    When I was a youngster, every doctor I knew was a family doctor, a GP. Specialists were few and far between, practicing in the big cities in big-name hospitals. Now, every doctor I meet is a...
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    Back to my hospital description ...those twelve...

    Back to my hospital description ...those twelve meditation gardens are now overgrown and rarely used (I was told by medical staff) except as a shortcut to another hospital wing. When I was a patient,...
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    To summarize, what causes the high costs by Big...

    To summarize, what causes the high costs by Big Pharma, hospitals, doctors?

    Seven years ago, one of the area hospitals built a new facility because the old one was crumbling and badly needing...
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    Along the way ... What about writing a weekly or...

    Along the way ... What about writing a weekly or every-other-week column in your town's (weekly?) newspaper? Perhaps each column could feature house types: American Foursquare, Queen Anne, Bungalow,...
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    How long does the contract last?

    How long does the contract last?
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    Please post it here again so we can see your...

    Please post it here again so we can see your progress!
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    Sounds good, but here's what's wrong. The...

    Sounds good, but here's what's wrong. The sentences are too short and choppy. It needs to be put into paragraphs. For instance, each speaker should get a new paragraph. Church benches are called...
  13. Nor do you. :D

    Nor do you. :D
  14. We DID keep her at home for several years, but...

    We DID keep her at home for several years, but her care finally went beyond what we could do to make her comfortable and get her to and from her doctors.

    And when the couple who worked and has...
  15. You don't answer my questions either. For...

    You don't answer my questions either. For instance, what will you do about paying for a nursing home once you've gone through all your savings? In my area, monthly cost is around $7,000 for a...
  16. Should my husband and I pay taxes to help support...

    Should my husband and I pay taxes to help support those other couples you mentioned if they need financial help (welfare)? Yes. We're all in this together, and that would be the right thing, the...
  17. What about people like me who stay home for 12...

    What about people like me who stay home for 12 years to raise their kids to be honest, respected, and hard-working members of society?


    No savings -- we lived paycheck to paycheck. As for...
  18. Applying for Medicaid is not a walk in the park....

    Applying for Medicaid is not a walk in the park.

    In her early 90s, my own mother, a lifelong Republican, outlived her carefully saved money and had no choice but to apply for Medicaid (welfare) so...
  19. It's based on income. Who would you leave out of...

    It's based on income. Who would you leave out of those who qualify?
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    Do you have a FT job? If so, doing what? How...

    Do you have a FT job? If so, doing what?

    How long have you been married? First you say 2 months, then later say 2 years.

    Have you gone to a marriage counselor yet, or talked about going to one?
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    My parents and grandparents read comics to me...

    My parents and grandparents read comics to me before my nap times. It was one of the ways I learned early how to read and learned about characters interacting with each other and their environment....
  22. It's far beyond "moral values." Why do we send...

    It's far beyond "moral values." Why do we send thieves and murderers to prison? They've broken two of God's commandments. Aren't those two offenses against our moral values?
  23. Please start a new thread. I'm angry at...

    Please start a new thread. I'm angry at hospitals, doctors, and Big Pharma.


    No, we Christians should not force our moral values on others. Instead of talking about why too many people are paying...
  24. Hospital and physician charges are astronomical....

    Hospital and physician charges are astronomical. Nursing home monthly charges are breathtaking. What would you do if you were over 65 and hospitalized, then sent to a rehab facility or nursing home?...
  25. But that's what we as a country have decided...

    But that's what we as a country have decided would work best and would demonstrate that we're all in this together. When you need help, we all will help you, and when Joe Blow in Colorado needs help,...
  26. My point was that we are told that we are all in...

    My point was that we are told that we are all in this together. Sometimes you will need help, and "WE" will help you. Other times, I will need help, and "WE" will help me.


    Medicaid is not paid...
  27. Acts 20:35 -- In all things I have shown you that...

    Acts 20:35 -- In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to...
  28. Not all of those are in figurative language. ...

    Not all of those are in figurative language.

    Um, "editor and unfamiliar with these things?"
  29. I KNEW it, I KNEW it!!!! Psalms and Isaiah?...

    I KNEW it, I KNEW it!!!!

    Psalms and Isaiah? Yes, unless those things really happen. I can give more examples, if you want them. :D All would have to do with "allegory, poetry, wisdom literature,...
  30. Or we could contend that you have no interest in...

    Or we could contend that you have no interest in understanding what a dependent clause is.


    I had said:
    "It's made up many different styles of writing, including allegory, poetry, wisdom...
  31. Now I fully understand why literalists have...

    Now I fully understand why literalists have problems dealing with those of us who may use the historical-critical method of reading and understanding what the Bible is telling us.

    You aren't...
  32. It wasn't a quote from my pastor; it was a quote...

    It wasn't a quote from my pastor; it was a quote from a hermeneutics site, and I posted a link to that hermeneutics site. If I post links, then I'll be accused of not having faith and not using the...
  33. Whaaaaaaattttt????? Then saying I say WHAT? I...

    Whaaaaaaattttt????? Then saying I say WHAT? I prefer the WHAT????

    You must have glossed over my earlier comment:

    "It's made up many different styles of writing, including allegory, poetry,...
  34. As our pastor taught us, the general thrust of...

    As our pastor taught us, the general thrust of the apocalyptic genre is that its subject matter is primarily concerned with a crisis in the author's present time. For Ezekiel and Zechariah, the...
  35. Accurate and true like this? Psalm 98:8...

    Accurate and true like this?
    Psalm 98:8 8Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy;
    Isaiah 55:12 12You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and...
  36. What "a lot" do you know about the afterlife? ...

    What "a lot" do you know about the afterlife?


    I don't think "accurate" or "true" is the correct word to use in describing the Bible. It's made up many different styles of writing, including...
  37. Beautifully stated! thus the biblical references...

    Beautifully stated! thus the biblical references to "hellfire" and "destruction," what all those evil, unChristian people deserve. Now, as a senior citizen, I've googled every which way about the...
  38. But maybe that's what He meant. ;) Happy...

    But maybe that's what He meant. ;)

    Happy Thanksgiving, JL!
  39. Yes, I posted their belief about salvation, which...

    Yes, I posted their belief about salvation, which includes Jesus.

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    Carol: As I said, Hell is a subjective experience.


    Carol: I didn't say it was what Jesus said. Jesus used words...
  40. Yes, He did. As I carefully explained, Jesus...

    Yes, He did. As I carefully explained, Jesus always used words and language His hearers could identify with.
  41. As I said, Hell is a subjective experience. What...

    As I said, Hell is a subjective experience. What would be Hell for me (obviously) isn't Hell for you. Jesus used fire in His description of Hell because that what his listeners were very familiar...
  42. You must not watch much tv or play video games or...

    You must not watch much tv or play video games or read dystopian novels. "Hellfire and damnation" et al. are frequent threats that pop up and have become part of everyday conversation and even are...
  43. The thought of hellfire doesn't make people...

    The thought of hellfire doesn't make people uncomfortable; it's meaningless to someone in 2018. Jesus used that vivid picture back then because His listeners were very familiar with the valley,...
  44. Huh? What's hell for you wouldn't be hell for me,...

    Huh? What's hell for you wouldn't be hell for me, and vice versa. Hell as a "fiery pit" is an analogy.
  45. I have said more than once and in different words...

    I have said more than once and in different words that ALL will be judged. That includes you and me.

    "Unbelievers will go to hell and to eternal punishment in a fiery pit." Jesus used those words...
  46. Are there wicked among us? Are we at times...

    Are there wicked among us? Are we at times wicked? Are there righteous among us? Are we at times righteous? Yes, the wicked will be judged. Yes, the righteous will also be judged.
  47. Watch "Judge Judy." In every trial, there are...

    Watch "Judge Judy." In every trial, there are winners as well as losers.
  48. He will judge all of us, and His verdict is yet...

    He will judge all of us, and His verdict is yet to be determined.
  49. Judgment isn't a negative. I believe all of us...

    Judgment isn't a negative. I believe all of us will be judged.
  50. I believe there will be judgment = God's forming...

    I believe there will be judgment = God's forming an opinion about someone or something by means of careful weighing of evidence.
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