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Comment Re: Obligatory.. (Score 1) 230

Excellent comments all, thank you.

In the NT, Hebrews 13 is an excellent passage, not only because it was written to Jewish converts, but because it is a brief, limited, but clear recommendation of how to live the Christian life.

The Letter of Paul to the Romans is, to me, the best handbook of the Gospel, living a Christian life, and how to evangelize in the NT. Our church just finished a 2+ year study of it, punctuated with other bits and such. A total of 60+ messages in all. We took months to go through Romans 8. And scripture is so full of meaning you need to examine every word...

Comment Re: Obligatory.. (Score 2) 230

More clarity :
As you should know, the Mosaic covenant is superceded, overridden, by the new covenant in Christ. Those who continue to obey the Law at bound by it, but those who believe in Christ not only need not, but are given a new covenant, fulfilled in Him.

This is a central point of Christianity, one you cannot be ignorant of. Unless you've done no study, in which case I encourage your attention. There is much literature, many essays, much discussion, going back to Christ Himself.

Your complaint is noted, and has been answered for centuries.

Comment Re: Unusual situation (Score 1) 67

"Jawbone is known for being the first big Bluetooth ear manufacturer."

Ignoring Jabra, this is true. Or, actually, it is false.

And I did indeed own an original Jabra, several since they were terribly short-lived. And Jawbones, Samsungs, Plantronics, Motorolas, blah blah blah. I was a Bluetooth junky from the very, very beginning. Jabra was first and big. Jawbone came to the party in mid-orgy, had great sets, but got distracted.

Comment Re: Obligatory.. (Score 2) 230

For clarity;

At least in my church our pastors preach FROM THE BIBLE. They give more than a damn about what is written in the Bible.

My church, and indeed virtually all of Protestant/Reformed Christianity does not forbid pastors, priests, whatever you call them to marry. The Catholic Church still does. Calling the Catholic Church "the church" is imprecise, lazy, or deliberately misleading. Or you don't really care, which is unfortunate.

Jesus did indeed correct Peter when He was arrested. There may be righteous justifications for war, which is a longstanding debate of which there is much commentary you could find and consider. I will not repeat or paraphrase those more learned than I in this matter.

Comment Re:Asinine. (Score 1) 417

"but on a "shall issue" permit requiring a reasonable proficiency test."

This does not mean what you seem to think it means. Make the proficiency test as you wish, and suddenly it becomes impossible to pass. 'Problem' solved.

'Shall issue' means that the authorities SHALL indeed issue upon request, or it means nothing. Driving,being a privilege, doesn't serve as an example. While driving may seem to be so necessary as to be a right, it is in fact not. Nope.

Comment Re:wow, completely clueless... (Score 1) 610

It wasn't that long ago that bringing a crashed Exchange server up in less than a half hour was considered a skill. Hearing that at least one of the private servers Hillary used was on Apple hardware, moving from one server system to another is nontrivial. I'm hoping he wasn't trying to keep Exchange running on a Mac server, which is like squeezing toothpaste back into the wrong tube.

He's not without skill. He's stuck with impossible tasks.

Comment Re:wow, completely clueless... (Score 1) 610

He asked a fairly interesting and reasonable question. I've asked similar ones, focused on recovering mail, not obfuscating it. And I already knew how I would do it, I just hoped for a simpler quicker way.

But, of course, while I was 'just' working for a hospital at the time, I knew I had to recover all that I could for legal reasons.We all know this poor blighter was trapped with a client that demanded criminal behavior 'or else'.

Comment Re:just one thing to say (Score 1) 610

The lawyerly response would be 'Yes, I'm sure you searched for all emails to and from the subject's address. Please provide all emails sent or received, as requested, or explain why these are not produced.'

As in cutting through the BS and stating the demand plainly. FOIA requests need not ask that the subject search for documents, but that they produce ANY available documents requested. How they do that is not the requester's concern.

And since even you know she used the private server(s) as the only means of official email communication, then the excuses are feeble and moot. Either fail to deliver or claim they are lost. The former, violation. The latter, incompetence at the least, and implicitly a violation.

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