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Spin Zone / Darrell Scott speech about Columbine killings
« on: June 06, 2022, 02:24:33 PM »
Guess our national leaders didn't expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.
They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness.. The following is a portion of the transcript:
"Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.
"The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.
"In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughter's death.
Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent.
I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy -- it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.
Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You've stripped away our heritage,
You've outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question "Why?"
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!
"Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.
"As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!
My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!"
- Darrell Scott

Spin Zone / White privilege card
« on: May 24, 2022, 09:21:18 AM »
I didn't write this.  Wish I had the name of the person who did to attribute it to him or her.

My  White Privilege Card is for sale. It's a little over 75 years old, but  in excellent condition. It has never been used, I want to sell it  because it has not done me any good. No free college, No free food, No  free housing, No free anything. I had to work very hard while paying an  incredible amount of taxes in order to support those who chose not to  work. If you’re interested I’ll accept cash, but I prefer an even trade  for a new or used Race Card which is more widely accepted and comes with  unending benefits.

Spin Zone / Gas prices
« on: March 04, 2022, 11:43:16 AM »
Yesterday as I was driving around I noticed gas prices were $3.45 to $3.50/gallon.  Today the same stations are $3.95/gallon give or take a few cents.  Thank you Biden!  Asshole....  Of course other reasons why the increase but I believe the current Resident in the White House is the main one.

Spin Zone / Clay Travis-Buck Sexton Radio Show
« on: December 25, 2021, 07:04:36 PM »
I've wondered how they are doing since taking over where Rush left off.  Not our Rush but Rush Limbaugh.  ;D  Rush had a voice that was easy to listen to and made you want to hear more.  I listen to these guys but they don't seem to have the electricity that Rush had.  Opinions?

Spin Zone / Where were you on 9-11-2001?
« on: September 10, 2021, 10:29:21 AM »
The night before 9-11-2001 I was in PIT getting ready to depart to ITH (Ithaca, NY) We were running late and the gate agent told me we had 10 pax that were landing on another flight in a few minutes.  We were the last flight out to ITH that night and I decided to wait for them.  20 minutes later we got them on board and not one of them had any checked baggage only carryons so that worked out great.  Landed at ITH just after midnight and we hit the hotel.  The next morning my FO called me saying turn on the TV.  I asked what channel he said any channel.  That brought me awake immediately.  Even the home shopping channel was covering it.  My flight attendants girlfriend works in the south tower.  He couldn't get in touch with her for 3 days.  But as luck would have it she had a dental appointment that morning and wasn't at work.  We flew out on the morning of the 14th.

Spin Zone / Power grid explanation
« on: February 16, 2021, 02:54:14 PM »
Got this from another web site can anyone verify this?

Sorry this is long, but maybe I can help with an explanation about the rolling blackouts. I worked 30 years and retired from controlling the power grid.  I know climate change people don’t want to hear the truth but here it is. Due to government regulations, Southwest Power Pool located in Little Rock, now controls what happens in their power pool area which is the central and south central United States. The SPP area is short 12,000 MW of capacity to produce power. That’s 12 billion watts of power in demand that they cannot produce. In fact, for a power company that can’t produce enough energy to supply its demand, it normally ranges around $30/MW to purchase from another company, but to buy power from another company today it is now $4000-$5000/MW. Some companies take advantage and gouge those that are hurting, but even at these prices power is unavailable. Why is there not enough power available? Many reasons, but mostly it’s due to climate change initiatives and environmental over-regulations. These initiatives and regulations have made it so expensive for power companies to operate and upgrade coal fired power plants that they have been forced to shut down about 40% of them, losing much power producing capacity over all. Coal plants are by far the biggest power producers. On top of that, during extreme cold weather such as we are currently experiencing, power plants freeze up. The coal freezes and makes it almost impossible to run on conveyer belts and run thru hoppers and feeders that feed the coal into the boiler. Water lines and drains freeze up. Rivers and lakes that feed cooling water to the plants freeze. It is an extremely difficult job and extremely hazardous to keep everything going with people working 16 hour shifts busting frozen coal in the extreme cold.  Most plants are very limited to what they can produce, if at all, under these conditions. With 40% of the coal fired plants gone, there is no backup to pick up the losses and increased power usage caused by the weather. Of course solar panels don’t work at night or on cloudy days or when snow and ice is covering the solar panels. Solar is very minimal anyway. Wind turbines don’t turn with no wind or when they are frozen up or have ice/snow on the blades and many of them are unavailable now. What about gas fired power plants? Well, President Biden shut much of the pipelines and production down so guess what? There is a shortage of natural gas. Workers in the industry have already been cut. Power companies buy natural gas in the future. They estimate what they will need in a given period day by day and purchase it ahead of time. There is only so much available at any given time and you only get what you prepurchased. They use many forecast models with many variants including weather forecasts and historical records under similar conditions. And what do you use a lot of in this weather? Right, electricity and natural gas/propane. With a shortage of gas already, you mix in homes using massive amounts of gas in this weather and a problem has been created. So when you look at all of the above, a perfect storm has been created for rolling blackouts. It has nothing to do with your particular area. It’s SPP wide, and SPP makes the decision on who gets cut and for how long. They try to make everybody feel the pain some instead of any one area feeling all the pain. Hence, cut power for an hour or so, then another area for an hour or so, and so on. It may be many hours, it varies, but they try to keep it minimal. Yes, down power plants in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma or Kansas, it doesn’t matter, if there is not enough generation available SPP wide, most everybody will feel it, even in Miami, Ok. Just another point, wind and solar power is way too expensive to build and operate, and is NOT cost effective by any means. Power companies did not build them because they are a good thing, it is because the Obama administration (aka taxpayers) paid them huge subsidies to build them. In recent years due to Obama’s regulations, my former company alone was forced to close several coal fired power plants that would have contributed to preventing these power outages. Obama forced the closing of reliable coal fired power plants while at the same time paying companies to build solar/wind plants that don’t work well. So, if you support the climate change initiative, don’t complain about your power being cut in extreme hot or cold weather. Don’t complain because your electricity and gas bills increase. It is a consequence of your own making and is already getting worse with Biden. You are feeling that pain today. People in the industry have been warning about this but when the government forces the hand of power and gas companies, this is what you get. Never take electricity for granted, it’s not guaranteed to always be there, especially when the government gets involved. Do you still want them to control your healthcare?

Spin Zone / 15 year old boy assaulted by Dim in NH
« on: February 14, 2020, 11:58:57 AM »
This was on the local news but this is the first I've seen on national news.  Some of the comments are interesting.

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