If Imabench is going to RIP, thenPosted 7 years Ago

What about Jifpop being the new Imabench as it were? I mean no one could actually replace Ima and his unique humor and the like, but Jif is eclectic. Just a thought.
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Hobby LobbyPosted 7 years Ago

Federal law states that the government cannot place a substantial burden on the free exercise of religion. The contraception requirement does not compel any employer to use any contraceptive methods, nor does it require them to adhere to, affirm, or abandon any particular belief. It merely requires for-profit employers to provide comprehensive health coverage so that their employees may then make their own decisions about whether or not to use contraception, according to their own individualized health and wellness needs.

By arguing the contrary, these business owners are using religious freedom to claim control over personal decisions of their employees' private lives. This argument falls apart if the political baggage associated with women's health is removed. If an employer refused on religious grounds to offer health insurance policies that covered children's vaccines or blood transfusions, for example, the vast majority of us would agree that a boss has no right to interfere in the basic, personal medical decisions of employees.

Furthermore, the lawsuits are based on the premise that for-profit corporate owners' religious beliefs, and the ability to freely exercise those beliefs, extend to the corporation they own. While the Supreme Court has at times given corporations certain rights normally enjoyed by persons -- the right to enter into a contract, the right to bring a lawsuit, and, infamously, the right to free speech under Citizens United -- corporations are not people. Corporations cannot vote. They cannot get married. They cannot run for office. For the purposes of this argument, they cannot pray.

The combination of extending a business owner's religious beliefs to a for-profit company and then using those corporate rights to discriminate against employees and customers who do not adhere to that religion could have implications far beyond the Affordable Care Act. Such a decision could give business owners a justification to impose their religion on their employees, skirt workplace protections and ignore anti-discrimination measures. Such a fundamental change to the principle of religious freedom would upend our basic sense of equality and fairness in the workplace and would be a constant threat to our personal rights and freedoms.

I don't know if I have missed the news, so is anyone up on the actual ruling? And if the ruling is for the Green's how do you think it will impact other aspects of situations in the work place that could be shrouded under the owners religion, not yours?
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RIP ImabenchPosted 7 years Ago

Good riddance, I mean luck
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Who is the meanest person on DDOPosted 7 years Ago

At 3/23/2014 7:05:41 AM, Zarroette wrote:

I agree and a poser
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Member biasPosted 7 years Ago

Some members on the DDO that aren't even necessarily contributory but down right agitating or almost like "plants' to agitate, seeming get a slap on the wrist while others make the slightest infraction get banished into nowhere land with not even a forum to vent, retaliate, or have a reason why that agitator gets to go merrily along gleefully spewing their vile at everyone about you. And it has nothing to do with any topics or anything. Then there are the idiots who make wild comments with such conviction you just know they must know something we all have missed and then they sit here with their head up their A** repeating nothing like a damn parrot? If you are going to make some bold statement like "Pol Pot was a Nobel peace prize recipient" then explain g-d damnit
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Some people are vilePosted 7 years Ago

There is bad behavior related to what has been seen in high school and depicted in television and movies, like "Mean Girls." There is also a positive aspect that has drawn out the introvert that has become more active, socializing, and supportive of those they feel comfortable sharing things they normally wouldn't do outside this realm.

Some of the introverts I have met have become very productive in other online and offline areas of their lives. They have stepped out of their comfort zones and taken on a project they didn't have confidence in through the support of people they have not met outside DDO
The study of how narcissistic people are on DDO with their huge friends list is fairly accurate with the online society
Keeping this in mind, with so many of the members of the DDO being adolescent and emotionally volatile, I really cannot see their contribution to the site either intellectually or through a lived life. It is like a circus and you forget you are dealing with actual KIDS, not miniature PEOPLE with real knowledge, education, or some kind of experience, you know like huh?
Some of this Lolly pop guild think it is okay to ream out us oldies like we area the the mall and when refuted get all teared up and whiney and pull the 'bully'/ victim sh*t out. It is really getting to be like asocial drama net instead of opinions, polls and debates. How do I know, I have been sucked into a major drama that is so stupid it is mind numbing and only four characters in this melodrama exist!!!!!! A haughty loud mouth, a fed up psychologist, a stupid, off meds kid and a do nothing moderator. What the hell?
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Isn't there an importance of respect on DDO?Posted 7 years Ago

At 3/27/2014 2:18:32 AM, Haroush wrote:
I've noticed ever since I have been here on DDO there are some people who don't value respect for others. Let me emphasize SINCE I have been here. So, I am not just addressing a select few people, I am addressing the entire community of DDO.

Furthermore, before I go on about respect, I must apologize for my misrepresentation of the entire community of DDO, including those who provoked me. More importantly, I must apologize to the community of the Messiah for misrepresenting them and our G-d himself. Now maybe, you think this isn't needed coming from an outside perspective, but as a follower of Yeshua, my actions were completely shameful, even if I was in the right for reacting the way I did, when you believe in Messiah like I do, it is an abomination to act out the way I did. Therefore, I will stand humble in the L-rd.

Getting back to point, respect is vital in a social website such as this. Why?

1.) Each individual is unique and if we were to disrespect them, then who is to say we shouldn't be disrespected?

2.) Each individual is someone's brother, sister, cousin, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, mom, dad, grandma, granddad, step brother, step sister, step mom, step dad, guardian, G-d dad, G-d mom, and etc. Therefore, if it were okay for us to go disrespecting one of these people who was someone's relative, then who's to say it isn't okay for someone to go disrespecting one of our relatives that we deeply love?

3.) Some people come to websites like these to simply socialize and talk about current issues going on in the world without having to deal with drama as there is already enough drama in their lives.

4.) My third point leads into this point. There are some people out there who have some seriously stressful lives to live. This being said, some of these people come here simply just to receive some love and joy from someone else as they don't receive enough or any at all from those around them in real life. Now, I know some of you see this as just a debating website, but it is a social website as well. Furthermore, you don't have the option of friendship on your profile for no reason.
Now, just think if you were to disrespect someone in a situation like this and you found out they killed themselves in part because of you. How would you feel?

5.) Social websites gain more members when they are more welcoming and less apathetic. This being said, if we were to build a social website such as this on disrespect then it wouldn't be prosperous at all. Therefore, you would eventually ruin the website as a whole.

6.) Disrespect can and most likely will lead into verbal brawls.

7.) Disrespect ruins a great debate.

8.) Disrespect can lead you into being banned.

9.) Disrespect destroys intellectualism.

10.) Disrespect isn't constructive in any way. It is only destructive in any conversation.

Mathew 5 CJB

11 "How blessed you are when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of vicious lies about you because you follow me! 12 Rejoice, be glad, because your reward in heaven is great " they persecuted the prophets before you in the same way.

13 "You are salt for the Land. But if salt becomes tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except being thrown out for people to trample on.

21 "You have heard that our fathers were told, "Do not murder,"[b] and that anyone who commits murder will be subject to judgment. 22 But I tell you that anyone who nurses anger against his brother will be subject to judgment; that whoever calls his brother, "You good-for-nothing!" will be brought before the Sanhedrin; that whoever says, "Fool!" incurs the penalty of burning in the fire of Gei-Hinnom! 23 So if you are offering your gift at the Temple altar and you remember there that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift where it is by the altar, and go, make peace with your brother. Then come back and offer your gift. 25 If someone sues you, come to terms with him quickly, while you and he are on the way to court; or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer of the court, and you may be thrown in jail! 26 Yes indeed! I tell you, you will certainly not get out until you have paid the last penny.

8 "You have heard that our fathers were told, "Eye for eye and tooth for tooth."[h] 39 But I tell you not to stand up against someone who does you wrong. On the contrary, if someone hits you on the right cheek, let him hit you on the left cheek too! 40 If someone wants to sue you for your shirt, let him have your coat as well! 41 And if a soldier forces you to carry his pack for one mile, carry it for two! 42 When someone asks you for something, give it to him; when someone wants to borrow something from you, lend it to him.

43 "You have heard that our fathers were told, "Love your neighbor[i] " and hate your enemy." 44 But I tell you, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 Then you will become children of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun shine on good and bad people alike, and he sends rain to the righteous and the unrighteous alike. 46 What reward do you get if you love only those who love you? Why, even tax-collectors do that! 47 And if you are friendly only to your friends, are you doing anything out of the ordinary? Even the Goyim do that! 48 Therefore, be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Before I leave I want to say a prayer for everyone and if you don't want to accept it, that is fine. Just know I mean well to you.

"Y"varekh"kha Adonai v"yishmerekha.
[May Adonai bless you and keep you.]
25 Ya"er Adonai panav eleikha vichunekka.
[May Adonai make his face shine on you and show you his favor.]
26 Yissa Adonai panav eleikha v"yasem l"kha shalom.
[May Adonai lift up his face toward you and give you peace.]"

Amein and Amein

Much love from Haroush
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TolerancePosted 7 years Ago

My main flaw is tolerating the intolerable. Not necessary a person, but the behavior, a person's inability to comprehend and to always manage to somehow wrangle the subject beck to "it' and them become the long suffering victim. All the wild making wild accusations and, lying, and point in it's long boney decrepit finger of blame at me? What do you do with that kind of sh*t? It is giving me a head ache,
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Hitler Reacts to /Miscellaneous/Posted 7 years Ago

At 12/29/2013 1:08:42 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
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Does anyone read the constitution?Posted 7 years Ago

"I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally."
Bill Maher

"Well, it is very important, and the great idea of setting up an organism is so as to defeat the domino result. When, each standing alone, one falls, it has the effect on the next, and finally the whole row is down. You are trying, through a unifying influence, to build that row of dominoes so they can stand the fall of one, if necessary."

I thought your explanation and answer was excellent
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