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    Nevada to pay church $175K for legal battle over COVID-19 worship restrictions

    Nevada is a true border state in Red-Blue America. You'll get news like this one week. The opposite the next. There's sufficient reason out there to believe Nevada would be red without the stupid mail-in voting laws. If the GOP takes state power back in 2022, you'll see a curtailment of these...
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    Gov Abbott of TX going to work on Wall

    This is fundamentally true, but it ignores how the cartels do work via illegal border crossings. I lived by the US Mexican border for a spell- those looking to hop the fence are not just the hapless poor and oppressed. There were days I couldn't go on a simple hike because cartel "soldiers" were...
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    i know someone who doesn't like Israel...

    "What is a Jew?" is a question fraught with debate as should be expected with a people who have been on and off again landless. I'm Jewish by only the lightest standards heritage-wise and only claim to be part Jewish because of my esteem for the Old Testament and salvation history. Were I a...
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    Gov Abbott of TX going to work on Wall

    I had a fair amount of interaction with him about a decade ago. Same man he is onstage, but maybe a little more quiet. His raw IQ is a lot higher than most politicians out there. I'd love to see what he does with a state as great as Texas.
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    Gov Abbott of TX going to work on Wall

    Correct. This is mostly a stunt. There are a lot of rumors out there about people running to his right in the Primary, so he's looking to score points where he can with the base. That said, I'll be happy when the bricks get a laying. It's something, but it won't stop me from supporting Allen...
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    Leftist Thinking Is The Most Destructive Element In Existence

    It's sad America is not a beacon of order and sanity. Esau sold his birthright for stew. Honestly, it was a more reasonable trade than whatever we Americans have done to our country.
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    To what extent does the OT apply to Christians?

    People who like bagels, rising interest rates, and introspective novels.
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    To what extent does the OT apply to Christians?

    Mixed fibres are itchy. Tassels are ugly.
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    Do Calvinists believe in free will?

    This is why I am a Calvinist. The Word is sufficient truth, not exhaustive truth. It establishes Man's responsibility and God's sovereignty. The exact relationship between the two can be charted to a degree, but the precise nature is left to the mind of God alone. We may never be able to...
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    Why politicians are so corrupt

    You can find decent people under even the most diabolical regimes.
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    When was the last time America was more/less normal?

    In terms of political order, before FDR. In terms of discernible social order, before LBJ.
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    i know someone who doesn't like Israel...

    There is a pretty wide spectrum of opinions on the Right on almost any topic. The one thing we all seem to have in common is an opposition to the radical humanism planted in the early modern period, nurtured in the enlightenment, and made to bloom in the 20th century.
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    Why politicians are so corrupt

    We have the leadership we deserve.