The Evangelical Universalist Forum

How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper


#1181

Oh, no! :astonished: Does this mean the start, of the tribulation and the Zombie Apocalypse? :open_mouth:

If so, I’m going to stock up, with the Peter Popoff - miracle spring holy water. :wink: It’s time to stockpile it, folks :slight_smile:

Luckily, I watch the AMC shows, Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead. And the newly revived, X-Files on Fox. So I’m well prepared, to give folks here - guidance and direction. :wink:


#1182

Trigger warning: big laffs to ensue

Investigation Background

On November 8, 2016, the American people voted in the regularly scheduled U.S. election. The purpose of that election, as specified by applicable law (title 7 of the United States Code, Chapter 61), was twofold: (1) to determine the proper size of the incoming Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, and (2) to coronate Secretary Clinton, blessed be Her Name, as Lord Madam Protector and Guardian of the Legacy of Barack H. Obama, May He Live Forever.

In the early hours of November 9, 2016, and notwithstanding applicable law, it was determined that the election results ran contrary to academic and media projections as well as the sincere hopes and desires of 100 percent of Americans that Democratic lawmakers speak to on a regular basis. These unforeseen deviations from an outcome that was otherwise guaranteed by political experts demanded the installation of a special prosecutor with unlimited authority, time, and resources to determine the obvious and flagrant illegalities that gave rise to this electoral defilement.

Investigation Update

Extensive research by Democratic staff of the HPSCI — research that includes a thorough review of classified intelligence, deep background sources, Wikipedia, and Salon.com — reveals highly sensitive and groundbreaking facts that were omitted from the Republican staff’s now-declassified memo, which was a filthy, filthy abomination.

These additional facts include:

That foreign governments, among them both our adversaries and our friends, were keenly interested in the outcome of the U.S. election and were tracking its progress through clandestine sources and methods. Also, water is wet.
That at least one of these foreign governments attempted to influence the outcome of the election, something that has never ever before occurred in American history (other than the infamous “Portuguese Witchcraft Ring” uncovered in the months following the failed 1840 reelection campaign of Martin Van Buren, and the subsequent arrest of Lisbon-born apothecary magnate Carlos de Ferro Santa Rita das Sousa Silva la Marilia and his Hungarian-American mistress who conducted espionage from deep cover within the Department of the Post Office).
That senior leaders at the DOJ and FBI, and all of their spouses and children and extended family members and neighbors, made approximately eleventy-trillion dollars worth of cash contributions and in-kind service donations to the campaign of Secretary Clinton (blessed be Her Rightful Realm), but that Democratic staff’s analysis shows conclusively that this donation pattern had nothing to do with the actions taken by these DOJ and FBI officials in the months leading up to the 2016 election.
That there is something called a “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court,” but blabbidee blee blah blah.
That the release of the GOP memo resulted in a dangerous acceleration of the pace of climate change.
That going on primetime television and screaming the word “Russia” over and over again while hyperventilating into a paper bag results in positive polling for the Democratic Party and bodes well for the upcoming midterm elections.
Conclusion

The Democratic staff of HPSCI is committed to uncovering all of the facts related to this investigation and following them wherever they may lead, so long as the place to which they lead conforms with our pre-determined conclusion that Mr. Trump and all of his subordinates committed an impeachable and felonious crime of some kind, and that each additional half-second of his presidency constitutes a mortal danger to every person on Planet Earth.

UNCLASSIFIED

thefederalist.com/2018/02/07/nyt … -on-trump/


#1183

Hopefully, none of this will trigger the tribulation and the Zombie Apocalypse :wink:

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/plantsvszombies/images/0/06/Breakdancer.gif/revision/latest?cb=20151016173608


#1184

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: Alas, so true. :unamused:


#1185

Trump Praises Wife-Abuser and says nothing about the abuse accusations:

cbc.ca/news/world/rob-porter-trump-1.4528616


#1186

We’re now at the ridiculous point of calling someone guilty who has only been accused, not proven to be guilty.

I’m sure that Trump approves of and no doubt celebrates wife-beating :unamused: , and I’m sure that Portman’s ex-wife is telling the truth, along with all the other women coming out against rich and powerful men and gladly taking money to keep silent.

If there has been real abuse, there is no excuse; but I don’t see much way of investigating claims from 20 or more years ago - he said/she said .-


#1187

People’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018

Well said Don!


#1188

This whole “me too” thing is way out of hand. This guy (who hardly anyone had ever heard of before) is being used by the media as yet one more stick to beat DJT with (The media, in case you hadn’t noticed, don’t care WHAT they say. They shout accusations from the mountaintops and then whisper retractions at wee-dark-o’clock.) AND WE DON’T EVEN KNOW IF THE MAN ACTUALLY DID ANYTHING. His ex wife accused him. Apparently his other ex wife also accused him. Why, pray-tell didn’t they file charges when it allegedly happened? Or at least, bring it up in divorce proceedings? Ex spouses aren’t always people who wish us well. Sometimes they lie about us. Personally I think there’s good reason for the law to enforce a statute of limitations on this sort of thing. The reason being (at least in part) that letting such a long time pass between purported offense and accusation, makes it impossible in most cases for the accused to defend him or herself from the accuser.

President Trump has no business weighing in on a case which no one save the parties involved can know (and probably will ever be able to know) the truth of. They sent the man away, or at least he resigned. Everyone says they’re shocked because based on his present character (so far as anyone could see), he’s not a person any of them would have expected to have done such a thing. You want the president to pile on, making baseless accusations, bearing what can only for him be false witness against the guy? Why would you demand such a thing? I’m angry that the present political climate makes it impossible for them to do the right thing and keep him on unless the charges can be substantiated beyond a reasonable doubt. A picture of a woman with a black eye means very little. I’ve had a few black eyes (some people for whatever reason like to take pictures–ugh!) No one has ever hit me in the face (aside from one clumsy sparring partner who was very sorry and embarrassed (no black eye from that one)). My mom had surgery on her nose and wanted pictures of her horrible black eye, which I took. I do not understand this, but it seems to be fairly common. I don’t want anyone seeing the pictures, because they’d probably think I did that! :open_mouth: If I were to run for office somewhere, someone would no doubt be looking for something just like that to bludgeon me with.

Evidence has been uncovered of lawyers paying women, SEEKING women to tell stories about DJT. That’s not speculation. It’s proven fact. I know you won’t have heard about that, Paidion, because the media you watch will not have mentioned anything but the accusations. Destroying people is highly profitable lawyering in the United States. Some things can’t be unsaid–especially when the people with the microphone and the currently favored agenda get to do all the saying. Note the sudden silence re: Judge Moore of Alabama (who yes would probably have made a less-than-superlative senator). All of a sudden when he lost, all accusations have simply melted away. Isn’t it remarkable? Nobody cares about those poor little girls from thirty some-odd years ago. Amazing. People who don’t like you aren’t going to accuse you of putting your plastic in the wrong recycling bin. They’re going to find some really nasty stuff to plaster all over your reputation. The absolutely worse thing they believe they can make stick–that’s what they’re going with.


#1189

Well, I did it. With the services being monitored - by advertisers, I took the plunge. NOT that I’m doing anything illegal or immoral - mind you. :smiley:

Even though I am behind a router, there was an add for Nordvpn. I’ve signed up for the service - via the TV special. PC Mag also gave them, the best rating at goo.gl/xQJ6ym.And the English company Sophos is normally set for business But they have a free home service. And as an early adopter, they gave me a free 30-day test drive - of their home premium. I like it so much - along with the price and features…I will sign up for it.

Firefox and Google Chrome - are both installed. There are good plugins out. For example:

HTTPS Everywhere
Mcafee Site Advisor
Ad Block Ultimate
Adquard
Ghostery
Lastpass
Data Saver
Avast Security Plugin

Of course, nothing beats using “safe computing” habits and methods. :laughing:

Now I am in Nerd Heaven. :laughing:


#1190

Well, Dave, if Rob Porter were innocent of abuse as he claimed, why did he resign? That very act suggests guilt to most people.

Yes, I know that even if he were innocent and refused to resign, some people would make life difficult for him—but in my opinion, refusing to resign would have been the moral and responsible decision for a strong, innocent man to take, and such a man would gladly face a bit of persecution in order to uphold his integrity.


#1191

That’s just not the way it works in the U.S.anymore, unfortunately, in this environment, with the ferocity and relentlessness of the attacks. And for someone working for a politician, (who is already falsely maligned for every word out of his mouth) it is just more ammunition - albeit the man be innocent of the charged - against the administration.

Politics has been weaponized. Bill Clinton the arch-abuser of women, and his enabler, Hillary, have gone on to fabulous wealth however dishonestly earned, but today the mere pointing of a finger, in this charged atmosphere, is enough for a prudent stepping-down to avoid the mad-dogs of the Left, the media.

The tide will turn eventually from this nonsense, but lives will be ruined anyway. In the words of one feminazi - “I don’t care if some men are falsely accused and their lives ruined.”

I’ll try to find that exact quote.


#1192

From Emily Linder:
“Teen Vogue columnist and outspoken feminist Emily Lindin came under fire on social media Tuesday after tweeting that she was “not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs” over false allegations of sexual assault or harassment.”

"Despite immediate backlash, Lindin pressed on.

"The benefit of all of us getting to finally tell the truth + the impact on victims FAR outweigh the loss of any one man’s reputation,” she said, adding, “If some innocent men’s reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price I am absolutely willing to pay.”

A price SHE is willing to pay? :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :smiling_imp:


#1193

Yes, I know that even if he were innocent and refused to resign, some people would make life difficult for him—but in my opinion, refusing to resign would have been the moral and responsible decision for a strong, innocent man to take, and such a man would gladly face a bit of persecution in order to uphold his integrity.

In this case Porter is likely guilty because two women made the accusations and there was other evidence. But the main issue is in fact there is no due process in these cases and many do get politicized. The power of Twitter,FB and mass media 24/7 is reshaping the culture quickly with mixed results.


#1194

Innocent until proved guilty.


#1195

Sometimes, it’s hard to spot the real truth. As this cartoon from today’s Sunil Bali illustrates: :laughing:

And this joke there - says it all: :laughing:


#1196

Steve said:

John Robb over at 'Global Guerrillas had this to say on the subject.

Lot’s of interesting stuff.
globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/


#1197

Very interesting. I think the AI apocalypse is much more tenable than the ZA!


#1198

Why can’t we have both? :laughing:


#1199

YOU are an inclusivist!! No apocalypse will be excluded!! :laughing: :laughing:


#1200

Speaking of the AI revolution. I present this Quora discussion - for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. And I’m assuming, you have BOTH the Tor browser installed and are using a VPN. :slight_smile:

What are some cool dark web websites?