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Evolution's Achilles' Heels, Evolution vs. God, etc.

Evolution's Achilles' Heels book is coming out in July of 2014 followed by a DVD documentary.[1]

Given the success of various previous creationist/intelligence design books, it will be interesting to see what other creationist/ID books come out in 2014 and beyond. I am looking forward to this matter.

Also, Ray Comfort's Evolution vs. God now has 1,618,923 views.[2] I am looking forward to when it receives over 4,000,000 views like his anti-abortion video called "180".[3] Conservative 14:40, 7 June 2014 (EDT)

Wasn't there another anti-evolution book that was announced on this site dozens of times over the past few years? It was meant for school children. It was called something along the lines of "a stake in the heart of evolutionism/atheism" and the "runaway train" of the Question Evolution! campaign, among other things. Does anyone know that status of this? --Randall7 17:25, 21 June 2014 (EDT)

Bergdahl

I'm curious to know what those who have issues with the Bergdahl repatriation would have had done, had they been in charge? Is the problem the very concept of recovering a soldier who might have deserted? Or is it the number of Guantanamo Bay detainees swapped? Remember that he would likely have been used in propaganda by the terrorists, and he'd been in captivity for five years. CescF 22:41, 8 June 2014 (EDT)

So, what number of the Nazi leadership would you have traded for the 73,000+ MIA from WWII [4], since the US "doesn't leave any behind"? I'm just curious like you. OscarO 15:33, 14 June 2014 (EDT)

We may need to modify one of the news bulletins.

Hi.

One of the news bulletins needs to be changed slightly:

"Fans of the evolutionary racist Adolf Hitler go on a shooting spree.[3] Like Hitler, they killed themselves as well. "

While I agree with the comparison to Hitler, the problem is that Hitler most likely didn't commit suicide, and declassified FBI documents imply that they were even tracking Hitler in Argentina. We may need to reword it slightly to take that into account, like "Like what was reported to be Hitler's fate..." or something like that. Pokeria1 12:01, 9 June 2014 (EDT)

Due to competing demands and a lack of time today to investigate your objection, the latter part of the post in question will be removed. Conservative 14:24, 9 June 2014 (EDT)
@Pokeria1, I am sure, that Hitler died in Berlin. There are witness, who have seen the bodies of Hitler and Eva Braun.--JoeyJ 05:52, 10 June 2014 (EDT)
Except the skull fragments recovered from the bunker that were believed to have belonged to both Braun and Hitler indicated that they belonged to a woman with no relation to Eva Braun, meaning they couldn't have belonged to Braun and certainly not to Hitler, either. And claiming witnesses means little, as people can claim witness all the time even when they actually haven't. Don't forget, several people claimed witness to the Duke Lacross Team's rape of Tarawa Brawley, even when they were actually innocent. When skull fragment DNA testing indicates they weren't the corpses, most likely they aren't the corpses. And apparently both Stalin and Eisenhower believed he may still be alive. Pokeria1 09:48, 11 June 2014 (EDT)
The source you are referring to is a book by Jerome Corsi and he is not a very serious historian. For example he believes that the U.S. government did 9/11.--JoeyJ 11:43, 11 June 2014 (EDT)
Maybe, but he also got the idea from Nicholas Bellatoni, an archaeologist from Connecticut State, and Bellatoni even got permission by the Russian Federation to analyze the skull fragments' DNA. I'm basing it more on Bellatoni's testimony than on Corsi's testimony. Pokeria1 14:21, 11 June 2014 (EDT)
So, what about the Argentine Newspapers reporting that Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun escaping to Argentina on a sub, or those FBI reports, heck, even Stalin, the head of the USSR at the time, being doubtful about Hitler's demise? There was also a submarine report there as well. For the record, I don't trust Truthers, as they are of the same camp that thinks the landing on the moon was staged, but the evidence supplied in the article is pretty much irrefutable, being from actual documentation and, in one case, DNA testing. And actually, I'm not even sure there were any witnesses, at least those who actually heard the gunshots. And normally if an enemy had committed suicide or was defeated, we inspect the body and photograph it to make sure we got him. Maybe he did commit suicide, I can't say, but the evidence is making that unlikely. That's not to say he's still alive now, though. Pokeria1 11:47, 13 June 2014 (EDT)
Stalin used Hitler's skull fragments on his desk as an ashtray. Don't think he had much doubts about Hitler's demise. OscarO 15:06, 14 June 2014 (EDT)

"All the resources that Barack Obama invested in the Iraq War is going up in smoke."

Yeah, shame on Barack Obama for starting that war. Also, it should be "are going up in smoke," as "resources" is plural. EddyJ 09:34, 12 June 2014 (EDT)

Obama could have pulled out of that war a lot sooner. That country was bound to be taken over by Sunni Muslim extremist. See: What is the cause of the Islamic militant surge? A country that is highly in debt like the United States cannot afford to squander resources. It's all Bush's fault is wearing mighty thin at this point. I never bought into it in the first place. As President Truman said, "The buck stops here."
Furthermore, Obama is now advocating throwing more resources into Iraq. Bush isn't forcing Obama to throw additional borrowed money into the money pit of Iraq. Conservative 22:27, 12 June 2014 (EDT)
I interpret the ISIS attack as triggered by Obama's policy of cozying up to Iran, especially by the nuclear deal he inked in 2013. The Saudis need someone to protect them from Iran. If Obama won't do it, they'll hire ISIS. ISIS is Sunni and most Iraqis are Shiite. The group won't be able to take over Iraq. The country will divide three ways, Kurd, Shiite, and Sunni. Ordinary Iraqis always hated Americans as infidels. Around 40 percent of them supported the attacks on U.S. soldiers. The CIA financed non-sectarian candidates, but they always flopped. The Shiites prefer the sectarian anti-Sunni politicians endorsed by Ayatollah Sistani, which is how Maliki got to be prime minister. PeterKa 10:41, 14 June 2014 (EDT)
It's interesting how ISIS is facing opposition by Teheran, Putin, and the United States. Which will play the leadership role? OscarO 15:15, 14 June 2014 (EDT)
Obama is even considering air strikes to support this unholy alliance![5] Now that the Iraqi army has disintegrated, the U.S. has no dog in this fight. The lives of U.S. airmen would be on the line to protect our enemies from a barbarian horde created by a "friendly" nation. It would be the perfect metaphor for Obamunism as a whole. Well, at least we now know that Obama isn't a Muslim. He's certainly not a Sunni Muslim, anyway, since he has screwed them over pretty royally. PeterKa 03:02, 15 June 2014 (EDT)
Meanwhile Boko Haram kidnaps another 20 girls [6] At least ISIS gets that embarassment off the front burner. So this doesn't affect the US. Funny, I thought ripping Khaddafi's eyeball out and sticking a lead pipe up his rectum was in our "interests and values", according to Obama. OscarO 19:59, 15 June 2014 (EDT)
Two thousand Iranian soldiers just entered Iraq, with more on the way.[7] So perhaps Shiite Iraq will survive after all, albeit as an Iranian dependency. Iraq's oil production is all in the South, so Iran is getting quite a deal. Oh, BTW, President Rouhani says he might that even "think about" cooperating with the U.S. Isn't that big of him? PetPerKa 07:53, 16 June 2014 (EDT)
So the US joins the axis of evil, Putin, Iran, and the US. Obama finally sees things Putin's way, and prefers Bashar Assad to ISIS. Perhaps iran needs nukes to guarantee peace stability in the region. More leading with his head up his culo from behind. OscarO 01:14, 17 June 2014 (EDT)

News item.

Hi.

We might need to note that Gay Days at Disney World received a lot less attendance than usual, in part due to efforts from the Florida Family Association using airplane banners. [8] Pokeria1 12:09, 12 June 2014 (EDT)

"We want all our troops in Iraq to come home now!"

Apparently, there is a story on the main page that has been there since before the 2011 withdrawal of all American troops from Iraq. (Unless the editor who put it up there thinks that withdrawing the Marines who guard the embassy would be a prudent move.) EddyJ 09:36, 13 June 2014 (EDT)

I thought the USA had a small amount of troops in Iraq comparable to some European countries (not including Germany where we have a large amount of troops). My mistake. Thanks for the correction. Obama is less of a screw up than I thought.
Without some troops left behind like in previous wars (like Germany, Korea and Japan), the countries of Iraq/Afghanistan will fold to the radical Islamacist because some troops behind shows some commitment. But, I don't think the USA should have gotten into those wars under Bush. And Obama should have pulled completely out of Iraq and Afghanistan right away. The demographics in most Islamic countries with the fundamentalist having more kids points to them taking over in those countries. The USA should have done what the Israelis did after the Munich Olympic massacres of their athletes (pursued the terrorist directly responsible for 9/11 - namely Osama bin Laden and key Al Quada terrorists). And I don't think it was surprising that Pakistan was hiding Osama. We should stop sending them money. Conservative 13:40, 13 June 2014 (EDT)
Doesn't know the first thing about American involvement in Iraq, thinks people should listen to his/her opinion about what America should do in Iraq. EddyJ 14:24, 13 June 2014 (EDT)
Obama's hands-off policy is a continuation of the neocon Bush/Cheney strategy to get Muslims killing each other in the mid east rather than killing Christians and Jews in midtown Manhattan. Divide and rule. OscarO 17:33, 19 June 2014 (EDT)

Disgraceful behaviour at soccer world cup

Muslim player Fredrico Chaves Guedes (aka "Fred") praises Allah for being granted a penalty kick after taking a dive in the opening game of the corrupt world cup! See at the 39 second mark of this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-gnobU3TIA

Defending Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom and Freedom on Inquiry

As outlined in a new section of Wikimedia Foundation there is a controversy about WikiConference USA which was advertised as open to all, including the "skeptical". When a noted critic of the WMF registered to attend the conference and had submitted a timely proposal to make a presentation, his registration was cancelled the afternoon before the conference began. Please consider signing the following petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/wikipedia-make-wikipedia-conferences-truly-open-to-all-by-allowing-greg-kohs-to-attend Thanks Wschact 13:02, 16 June 2014 (EDT)

Kohs was kind enough to grant permission for use of his chart in CP's Wikipedia article. :Greg Kohs is an entrepreneur Wikipedia waged jihad against. Readers should support him. OscarO 16:59, 19 June 2014 (EDT)

Benghazi Attack

This is the guy the NYT sips lattes with. Geez, I guess he was hard to find. OscarO 17:27, 19 June 2014 (EDT)

Is God a conservative or a libertarian?

Aquinas said something along the lines of how can man, with his finite mind, ever hope to understand the infinite ways of God.

Am I the only one who finds the "Is God a Conservative or a Libertarian?" link bordering on the blasphemous in its attempt to pin the Lord down to a geographically and temporally specific ideology? Does God want us to be Conservatives or libertarians is a fair question, but the Lord Himself? Rafael 17:26, 19 June 2014 (EDT)

Goods clearly a libertarian, a big believer in free will. OscarO 17:29, 19 June 2014 (EDT)
If He wants ten percent of our earnings, He apparently assumes a market economy. (No progressive taxation either.) PeterKa 02:09, 22 June 2014 (EDT)

5 maintenance tasks that need to be done - some of which could be automated

Some editors like to do wiki maintenance tasks. I started on two of these maintenance task, but I don't have the time to do it all myself.

There are 5 maintenance task that need to be done:

1. De-orphan pages which have no category tags or links to them from other pages.

2. Remove about 8% of the wiki pages which are ex-editors' user pages and user talk pages who have not edited in the last 3 years. And this task could probably be automated, but it could be done manually too.

There is a list of editors/users here: http://conservapedia.com/Special:ListUsers

If you go through the list and put delete page tags on the user pages and user talk pages of users who have been inactive for 3 years, then those pages can be deleted.

You can also find the pages that need to be deleted by looking at the pages that have these templates on them and then see if the users have been active in the last 3 years: http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere&target=Template%3AUseful+links and http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere&target=Template%3AWelcome

3. Delete the templates that are never being used.

4. Build up the 2 sentence stub articles so they have at least 500 words. Using the random page search function, I estimate the stub articles are at least 30-40% of the wiki articles.

5. Within 10 years, about 50% of links become broken links. Xenu's Link Sleuth can crawl your website and find these dead links plus make a report: http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html

Alternatively, using this Firefox tool https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/linkchecker/ or this chrome tool https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/link-checker/aibjbgmpmnidnmagaefhmcjhadpffaoi?hl=en these dead links can be found.

I did this link maintenance already for the atheism, evolution and homosexuality articles.

I think these 5 maintenance tasks being done would enhance the user experience for the readers plus these are maintenance tasks that need to be done. Conservative 12:37, 20 June 2014 (EDT)

Automating some of these tasks

I mentioned Xenu's Link Sleuth above in order to help automate spotting the dead links. I think that deleting the the inactive editors who have not edited for 3 years could be automated as well. Maybe using something like User:EdBot. Conservative 13:36, 20 June 2014 (EDT)

EdBot's been dead for 3 years. Actually longer, since the upgrades Ed refers to occurred circa 2008 or 09. OscarO 17:04, 21 June 2014 (EDT)

speedy

Please delete the articles from the Category:Speedy deletion candidates.--JoeyJ 07:08, 21 June 2014 (EDT)

Done. Conservative 13:50, 22 June 2014 (EDT)

More disgusting Muslim cheating at soccer World Cup

Did anyone see the Russia vs. Algeria game? Muslim Algerian fans shone a laser in the eyes of the Russian goalkeeper during a set play, allowing Islam Slimani to get a header past him. The result is that Russia are knocked out while Algeria get rewarded and go through to the next stage! Everybody thanked Allah for the goal. RoryF 17:57, 26 June 2014 (EDT)

I would much rather play futbol than watch it. I find it incredibly stupid how the USA can tie Portugal, lose to Germany, and advance to the next round. What a backward set of rules. --Jpatt 22:17, 26 June 2014 (EDT)
Portugal lost to Germany and tied the US; should they go through instead? Ghana lost to both the US and Portugal; should they go through? What other set of rules would you propose? --JustinD 23:08, 26 June 2014 (EDT)
Jpatt - Portugal and the USA both beat Ghana, both lost to Germany, scored the same number of goals and drew against each other, however Portugal conceded more goals so the USA went through. Makes sense to me - Ghana didn't win any games at all. Who do you think should have advanced? RoryF 10:10, 27 June 2014 (EDT)
  • Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh have both written soccer-bashing articles. It seems to me that a good sport is one that promotes health and fitness, something soccer does better than American football. The main thing that holds it back it that the U.S. has never done well in international competition. PeterKa 20:04, 27 June 2014 (EDT)
Justin, Portugal and the USA tie. Portugal was deemed the winner, the USA the loser in points. Both advance. The USA loses to Germany, advances because of Ghana. Please spare me, the results are lame. I propose only winners advancing. Rory, supporters and fanatics are perfectly fine with all that surrounds the game and see nothing odd about it. To fans of non-joke American sports, the points system is flawed. I understand that this point forward, any loss is an elimination. It would be nice if it were like that from the onset because let's face reality. The USA will not win the World Cup. But they are contenders from not of their own accomplishments. It's like saying the last place team can be in the playoffs even though they are guaranteed to lose. How exciting. --Jpatt 21:02, 27 June 2014 (EDT)

JPatt, do you follow sports at all? At the end of the round robin, the USA and Portugal tied with identical records -- 1/1/1 -- and thus four points each. So they go to goal differential to break the tie, and the US advances based on a better goal differential. It's really simple, and hardly noteworthy. EddyJ 14:50, 28 June 2014 (EDT)

EddyJ, do you venture outside or are you chained to your computer? Sorry, I was questioning the points scheme of the entire World Cup whereby teams lose and advance. You know what's more exciting than a 1-1 tie? Hacky sack. --Jpatt 15:09, 28 June 2014 (EDT)
A 1-1 tie is a game where anyone can win, right up until the last minute. Sounds pretty exciting to me!! Did you watch the Brazil vs. Chile game? That was very exciting, as is the Costa Rica vs. Greece game that is on right now.
I don't really like soccer as a sport because I think it rewards poor behaviour in a way that makes falling over more rewarding than keeping on one's feet and playing on. I do, however, enjoy the spectacle of the World Cup and I can understand what all the excitement is about. RoryF 18:08, 29 June 2014 (EDT)
You got me, OK so I don't like watching and calling futbol boring is upsetting to many. I can't help it. I don't find it a joke sport, it just doesn't hold my interests. Now if a basketball court were the size of a futbol field and the score was one to one...I'd find that boring too.--Jpatt 22:37, 29 June 2014 (EDT)
There are people in my neighborhood who cheer loudly when my country plays soccer against other countries. And there are liberals in my area who run soccer leagues/clubs that don't keep score because they just play for fun. Being liberal underachievers, they don't realize that winning is fun! :) Conservative 22:03, 1 July 2014 (EDT)
70% of Americans don't follow the World Cup [9]
Speaking of the World Cup, the current news entry mentions that the top 4 in that event were all Christian nations. Can someone insert a link to the source making that claim? I know Brazil's likely one of the top 4, but I don't know the other three's specific identities, and it seems to be a blanket statement without some sort of citation. Pokeria1 17:10, 6 July 2014 (EDT)

Is this anything?

http://witscience.org/first-scientific-proof-god-found/ RoryF 09:59, 28 June 2014 (EDT)

The linked article is satire. There is no such educational institution as the "Wyoming Institute of Technology". See [10]. GregG 10:28, 28 June 2014 (EDT)
Oh whoops! I definitely should have read it more closely then. I looked up Bob Jones University on this site and saw that it was real, got all excited and posted it. How silly of me RoryF 11:26, 28 June 2014 (EDT)

Coca-Cola

American teenager allegedly beaten by Israeli police

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/05/328886978/american-teen-visiting-israel-reportedly-beaten-by-police Is Israel really a true friend? --Kennywillis 21:37, 5 July 2014 (EDT)

Israeli police dispute the story and the video. Perhaps more clarifications will emerge in the news.--Andy Schlafly 21:47, 5 July 2014 (EDT)
Honestly, I lost respect for both sides. --Kennywillis 09:33, 7 July 2014 (EDT)

Liberal applies N word to Obama

Isn't this cute? It's the latest in the endless liberal quest to make conservatives look like racists. I see it as a variation on the fake campus racism incidents that Coulter writes about periodically. PeterKa 00:39, 7 July 2014 (EDT)

Our chickens are coming home to roost

It is obvious that Obama is on a tare. This lawless president is punishing America in every way he can. This article tries to explain why. I think it belongs on the main page. Does anyone expect him to put up with a Republican Congress? We'll be lucky if there isn't a coup before Obama's excellent adventure is up. PeterKa 05:09, 7 July 2014 (EDT)

Years ago, we were told that immigrants would, "do the jobs Americans aren't willing to do." Because of Obamacare, all the new jobs are less than 30 hours a week. Yet unemployment is still at 6.1 percent. So the economic logic for increased immigration is gone. Why do we still need immigration reform/amnesty? To "do right by the children," meaning children from Central America the Obamunists have tricked into migrating to the U.S. and jumping the border. These illegal migrants are now languishing in disease-filled concentration camps. Obama is creating human misery that will be used to justify bringing in their families, or at least adults who will pose as family members. To liberals, what matters is that potential voters for the Democratic Party are being imported. PeterKa 20:55, 7 July 2014 (EDT)

"Target just told criminals that law biding citizens"

The phrase "law biding" should be "law-abiding". Perhaps our resident fourth-place spelling bee prize winner can fix it. Thanks, GregG 10:39, 7 July 2014 (EDT)

Heheh. --Kennywillis 11:17, 7 July 2014 (EDT)
There's still a mistake: "abiding" is missing its initial "a". I also miss your previous comments about why you don't shop at Target and boasting that you spelled your newly-coined word "athbesity" correctly. GregG 21:38, 7 July 2014 (EDT)
I decided to cut Target some slack because I see now that they did not ban guns in their store. They merely prefer customers do not carry guns. But as we all know, "The customer is always right!". But after all is said and done, I like other stores better for a variety of reasons. Conservative 22:29, 7 July 2014 (EDT)

speedy

Please delete the Category:Lunatics.--JoeyJ 15:07, 9 July 2014 (EDT)

Deleted. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly 17:28, 9 July 2014 (EDT)

Blocking of JohnsonR

Hi, I am following user Conservatives advice to make another account and appeal a ban. The Circumstances. I immediately called out user PetyrB on being a parodist and asked him if he was playing "A Game of Conservapedian Thrones". To cut a long story short I was banned for vandalism by another parodist, James Wilson when all I was trying to do was bring PetyrB to the attention of the administrators, so i therefore appeal my ban. Thanks you.--JohnsonT 09:43, 16 July 2014 (EDT)

Appeal granted.--Andy Schlafly 10:12, 16 July 2014 (EDT)
My thanks.--JohnsonR 11:49, 16 July 2014 (EDT)

Netherlands and Argentina

Isn't it kind of wrong to say that the Netherlands and Argentina couldn't make a goal only because they support same-sex marriage? Same-sex marriage has nothing to do with the fact that they play soccer! It'd be like me saying that the Miss USA for Mississippi could never win because they have the highest obesity rate in America. Just sayin'. Thanks. Atum 12:20, 10 July 2014 (EDT)

"Christian nations are the best in the World Cup again" The German squad of 23 men includes at least three Muslim players (Sami Khedira - Mesut Özil - Shkodran Mustafa). --AugustO 16:00, 10 July 2014 (EDT)
In response to Atum, a nation's culture does affect its competitiveness. Atheistic nations like Britain, for example, are weak at team sports like soccer (football).--Andy Schlafly 19:02, 10 July 2014 (EDT)
A few days ago, you said Christian nations were dominating the top four. Now it appears three of them were godless, gay loving nations. Which is it? --StevenRS 19:45, 10 July 2014 (EDT)
The Netherlands is no longer a Christian nation, and it was defeated by one that is. There is no inconsistency. The results are precisely as expected.--Andy Schlafly 21:12, 10 July 2014 (EDT)
So only two of the final four were Christian? That's a far cry from when you said they were "dominating". Seems like you're moving the goalposts to fit your narrative. --StevenRS 21:21, 10 July 2014 (EDT)
"Moving the goalposts" - that's an expression which I haven't heard in a long time! Three out of the final four are Christian: Germany, Brazil and Argentina. Three out of the final four are same-sex marriage nations: Brazil, Argentina, and the Netherlands.--Andy Schlafly 21:53, 10 July 2014 (EDT)

Also, you said Argentina was a gay loving nation. So they are both Christian and pro gay? I guess a Christian, pro gay country is better at soccer than atheist pro gay countries, but both are worse than Christian anti gay countries? I'm just trying to get your theories straight. --StevenRS 21:24, 10 July 2014 (EDT)

I get annoyed when people blatantly say that the folks at Fox News are stupid rednecks or something like that, but the fact that you're saying some un-sourced fact that probably came from a Christian-biased website is pure ridiculousness. When I think of Conservapedia, I think of a site that doesn't have Liberal bias, not "The Christian Wiki"; I came here because it's Conservative, not Christian. I want to help with automotive articles, musical artists, etc, but if y'all keep throwing outrageous statements like this into the open, I don't know what to do. I read YoungCons and Libtard Show, and none of those are as "wow, bias" as some of the stuff on here. I love the idea of this project and support it, Mr. Schlafly, but some of this stuff is too far. Not every "Republican" is "religious", me as an example. Atum 19:55, 10 July 2014 (EDT)

See the results of research reported in a journal: Sports performance: Religious faith vs. atheism. Conservative 20:01, 10 July 2014 (EDT)
Is Germany really a Christian nation? According to various reports I've read, it is one of the least religious nations in the world. Though it's a difficult thing to measure terribly accurately, I've seen them ranked in the top 20 least religious, and sometimes the top 10. Most western European nations, in fact, rank highest in terms of numbers of atheists and agnostics. If being Christian and anti-gay are key to sports domination, the final 4 in this year's World Cup seem among the least likely to have done well, with 3 having legal gay marriage, and 2 having high numbers of non-religious. Should Russia and some other Eastern European nations have been dominant? GarethN 11:12, 13 July 2014 (EDT)
The Blaze, which I would think would be a reliable source by this site's standards, has Germany tied for the #5 most atheistic nation in the world, beating out The Netherlands by 1% (within the margin of error, sure, but still), and the UK, which didn't make the top 10. How are they a Christian nation? GarethN 11:23, 13 July 2014 (EDT)
Germany is majority Christian.--Andy Schlafly 13:58, 13 July 2014 (EDT)
Hardly, if at all. Wikipedia has them at 50% Christian. The Blaze has them at 51% identifying with any religion, and with that figure including Muslims, Jews, and others, it's clear that's less than 50% Christian. The UK, by comparison, is closer to 60% Christian. Is 50% the turning point at which a nation becomes poor at sports? Why are the few nations with legal gay marriage or high numbers of atheists doing so well? GarethN 17:35, 13 July 2014 (EDT)
Germany has a cultural legacy of the Protestant work ethic and they are executing with Germanic efficiency their 14 year plan focused on world soccer domination.[11] Germany wins fourth World Cup title by beating left leaning Argentina, 1-0.[12] Conservative 20:16, 13 July 2014 (EDT)
  • Germany is 64 percent Christian, according to the 2011 census.((24.87+24.55+0.71+1.05)/80.22)[13] PeterKa 22:09, 13 July 2014 (EDT)

John Kerry

Pardon my skepticism, but I'm pretty sure that no one has yet succeeded in actually getting a ceasefire in Israel and Palestine. Yes, people in the past have helped negotiate formal treaties, but when has either side ever actually stopped? Besides, this is an issue that will ultimately require the two sides to figure it out themselves. What will really need to happen is something resembling what happened in the British Isles; eventually, both the British and Irish realized it was pointless to keep blowing each other to pieces, and decided to negotiate peace once and for all. Hopefully it won't take an Omagh to solidify it (that I do remember, being almost 9 years old at the time), but I wouldn't count on that. RedG 11:51, 27 July 2014 (EDT)

Kerry is a failure. Just like his boss. Hope and change! Even Biden admits Obama didn't deliver on his hope and change promise. At least Carter could point to the Camp David Accords. Conservative 14:20, 27 July 2014 (EDT)
And that makes him different from any other American Secretary of State how, exactly? The Camp David accords are about as close to any kind of success there, and in the end that didn't even manage to bring about much change. I wish that anyone could affect said change, but no one here has had altogether much impact regardless of political leanings. RedG 16:42, 27 July 2014 (EDT)
Did Obama bring hope and change or is Joe Biden right that he did not? [14] Did Obama deserve to win a Nobel Peace Prize? Conservative 17:01, 27 July 2014 (EDT)
No, obviously he didn't, but in fairness he didn't exactly ask for it; I'm hardly a big Barack Obama fan, but you have to be even-handed. No, he hasn't succeeded in the Middle East, but that doesn't make him any different from previous presidents irrespective of their politics. RedG 21:02, 27 July 2014 (EDT)
I think Obama probably made things worse in the Middle East and the world at large. All the U.S. federal debt he racked up certainly doesn't make the US's economy or the global economy any stronger. Many US voters seem double-minded right now. Many want a ton of benefits, yet lower taxes. Plus, most voted for Obama twice which was a display of extremely poor judgment. The Iraqi Kurds might find the breakup of Iraq a good thing though. I think Iraq was bound to eventually breakup anyway. Conservative 21:16, 27 July 2014 (EDT)
I'm not sure there was a tremendous amount Obama could have done that would make it better, although the "bright line" in Syria was definitely a bad move. As long as the Israelis continue to foist "Jewish settlements" on Palestine and hold land in violation of international law, and as long as a few militants claiming to represent Islam (which is hardly true, most Muslims would rather they go away) continue firing rockets at each other and at Israel, this will keep going on. It's too bad Rafic Hariri was assassinated, he really looked like the one who could pull it all together. In general, it's just sad that these people are playing these games with so many peoples' lives... RedG 22:15, 27 July 2014 (EDT)

Times Square Kiss

It was Victory over Japan Day, not Victory in Europe Day. --AugustO 19:32, 27 July 2014 (EDT)

Really? Thanks for your correction!--Andy Schlafly 19:39, 27 July 2014 (EDT)
Well, I was'Nt there, but Eisenstaedt - the photographer - said:
In Times Square on V.J. Day I saw a sailor running along the street grabbing any and every girl in sight. Whether she was a grandmother, stout, thin, old, didn't make a difference. I was running ahead of him with my Leica looking back over my shoulder but none of the pictures that were possible pleased me. Then suddenly, in a flash, I saw something white being grabbed. I turned around and clicked the moment the sailor kissed the nurse. If she had been dressed in a dark dress I would never have taken the picture. If the sailor had worn a white uniform, the same. I took exactly four pictures. It was done within a few seconds.
--AugustO 19:50, 27 July 2014 (EDT)
Our picture "Victory over Japan Day, Times Square Kiss", 1945, was taken by Lt Victor Jorgenson; he took this shot from a different angle than the more famous Alfred Eisenstaedt picture. --Joaquín Martínez 21:06, 27 July 2014 (EDT)
Joaquin - was the photo taken on Victory in Europe Day, then? Perhaps it was not taken on Victory over Japan Day.--Andy Schlafly 21:15, 27 July 2014 (EDT)

Semantic HTML on Main Page

User:Conservative recently added the headline "Review of 72 Studies finds Evidence Supports Abortion", using four nested <big> tags and two <br> tags. The <big> tag is deprecated; semantic functions should be put in CSS. For example, using the attribute style="font-size: xx-large;" produces the following:

Review of 72 Studies finds Evidence Supports Abortion - Breast Cancer Link.[15]

Also, the two <br> tags are unneccesary; the browser is in the best position to wrap text appropriately based on the user's browser settings and window size. I know User:Conservative is interested in good web practices, so I hope this will not fall on deaf ears. Thanks, GregG 23:15, 27 July 2014 (EDT)

Thanks, I recoded it. Conservative 23:22, 27 July 2014 (EDT)
Having the word link is redundant with the number with the square brackets. Also, will having an overarching headline become a standard feature of the main page? It certainly diminishes the visibility of the other main page elements and makes it look as though it is the headline for all of the main page content beneath it. Perhaps this should be reserved for earth-shaking news like "Supreme Court overturns Obamacare" or "House impeaches President"? Thanks. Wschact 08:06, 28 July 2014 (EDT)
The word "link" refers to a hypothesized connection between abortion and breast cancer, not a hyperlink. I agree with your assessment about the prominence of headlines at the top of the main page. GregG 09:46, 28 July 2014 (EDT)
So, the word "supports" should be "supporting" under your reading. I honestly parsed it: Review of 72 Studies (1) finds evidence (2) supports Abortion and (3) Breast Cancer. Neither reading parses grammatically. Thanks, Wschact 11:44, 29 July 2014 (EDT)

Other important news

Thursday morning, July 31st, the Bureau of Economic Analysis will report whether there has been a second quarter of GDP decline, and if so, that the U. S. economy is (tentatively if a small decline) in recession. But given Obama's administration's propensity to attack those who report bad news about it, this bureau may give a result of low growth, and then "adjust" it to a decline rather than growth in the next month or two so the bad news is spread out over time. VargasMilan 03:25, 29 July 2014 (EDT)

Unused files

Please use the images from here in articles or delete unnecessary images.--JoeyJ 07:15, 5 August 2014 (EDT)

Young earth proved!

If you actually understood the scientific method, you would know that nothing in empirical science is ever "proved." Scientific conclusions are either supported by a preponderance of evidence, or they are falsified. Perhaps you meant to say that "old Earth" is falsified by these findings, but it would take a great deal more evidence (preferably from a scientific source) to falsify the well-established scientific fact of a billions-years-old Earth. AndrewLe 20:46, 5 August 2014 (EDT)

Is science the only method for determining a matter? The words "Young earth proved!" link to this article Young earth creationism which provides both scientific and biblical evidence for a young creation along with evidence against an old earth/universe. The Bible, which has many supporting lines of evidence (not just scientific evidence) as far as its veracity, indicates that the world is about 6,000 years old. I stand by the word PROVED!
Also, if you had gone to all of the resources offered on the web page Seabed worm fossils still soft after 500 million years?, including a link to this web page, you would know that the Bible indicates that the world is about 6,000 years old.
Lastly, are you an atheist? Are you an agnostic? If you answered yes to either of these two questions, what proof and evidence do you have that atheism/agnosticism are valid? Conservative 21:41, 5 August 2014 (EDT)

Voting systems

The MPR item "RINO Senator Pat Roberts falls short of 50% in his own primary against a first-time candidate, but wins because Kansas lacks a run-off system." raises more questions than it answers. In general, CP should do a much better job of explaining voting and the controversies surround it. For example, does Kansas have an open or closed primary system? Recently, Eric Cantor lost an open primary in Virginia because Democrats and independents crossed over to vote for his Tea Party opponent. Run-off voting can be implemented in a number of ways. Some states have an open primary for all parties and then the top two vote-getters (not necesarily a Republican and a Democrat) face off in the general election. Some implement the run-off by holding a second election on a later date, but this puts a lot of financial burden on the candidates and the people conducting the election. A better solution is "Instant Run-off Voting" or "Preference Voting": The ballot allows voters to list the candidates in order of preference, and the vote stays with the top choice. If no candidate receives a majority after the first round, the candidate with the lowest number of votes is dropped and the votes of his supporters are redistributed to their next higher choice. This avoids the cost of a second election and a second primary campaign.

While it may be interesting that Pat Roberts did not get 50%, there are better statistics. In the open Kansas 2010 primary between Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt, 324,000 people voted. On Tuesday night, with 95 percent reporting, only 251,000 had voted. So, the lower voter turnout hurt Roberts' share of the vote vis a vis the other candidates. The victory margin is still small compared with the total number of eligible voters in Kansas. So, the MPR item could has just as easily said "with the margin due to a low voter turnout." Thanks, Wschact 10:42, 7 August 2014 (EDT)

The Office of Population Affairs

The Office of Population Affairs was created in 1970. I do not think its existence can be blamed on Barack HUSSEIN Obama as he was only about nine at the time. To attribute to him the Office of Population Affairs would mean that he is quite the mad genius, and a child prodigy. Which I am not sure fits in with the Conservapedia's favored line of thinking that Obama is incompetent.--CamilleT 19:52, 7 August 2014 (EDT)

Its current existence can be blamed on Obama. He is the current president. "The buck stops here." - Harry TrumanConservative 20:50, 7 August 2014 (EDT)
Does that mean you also blame Ronald Reagan for it? He never closed it down.--CamilleT 21:36, 7 August 2014 (EDT)
Is this same Ronald Reagan who chose Sandra Day O'Connor as a Supreme Court nominee? O'Connor made a poor non-pro-life rulings in Planned Parenthood v. Casey and Stenberg v. Carhart (Carhart I). I also believe in zero-based budgeting as far as government programs. Otherwise useless government programs never die or keep increasing in cost.
The last American president that I liked was Calvin "the business of American is business" Coolidge. Silent Cal was infinitely preferable to the loquacious Barack Obama. Obama is like the ineffectual Jimmy Carter who talked a lot, but got very little done in terms of productive activity.
Calvin Coolidge - personal integrity, conservatism, peace, prosperity, tax cuts and balanced budgets. Conservative 22:23, 7 August 2014 (EDT)

America's opinion on Gaza hostilities

CBS Poll: Only 6% Of Americans Lay Blame On Israel For Gaza Hostilities.

Do they know how the zionists have stolen the land of the Palestinians? Do they know the precarious conditions in the refugees camps? Do they know the way innocent people of Gaza is been murdered? Do they know that less than 1% on Gazans are terrorist and 99% are not? Do they know that it is a war crime to kill people just because you don't find a better way to control the real enemy? --Joaquín Martínez 22:46, 9 August 2014 (EDT)

Bible prophecies indicated that: the Jews would disobey God, be scattered, their land would go desolate, they would be persecuted yet preserved, they would return to their land and the desert would bloom again.[16][17] All this was fulfilled.
God promised the Jews the land in question. And Scripture says, "The earth is the Lord's and all it contains". And after the Holocaust, I think it was the right thing to do to have Jews move back to their homeland.
Furthermore, the terrorist organization Hamas uses women and children as human shields.
Also, Six Day War:
Six Day War - [18][19] Watch these videos which document some of the spectacular things that happened during the Six Day War: God's hand in the Six Day War and Against all odds: In search of a miracle.
Lastly, after various Palestinians celebrated 9/11 in the streets, you are not going to find much support for Hamas in America. Conservative 23:11, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
* Bible prophecies do not indicate the geographical borders of the Holy Land. See Exodus 23:31 to observe the imprecise description of the land (Could include Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and more).
* God promised the Jews the "land in question and all it contains". It contains Arab people that has to be treated also like sons of God.
* Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: You shall not murder
* Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Zionists don't care and don't belive in Our Lord Jesus.
* Israel could fight the terrorist organization Hamas but that is not a granted license to murder children, women and old people that are innocent: that is not Christian.

--Joaquín Martínez 23:46, 9 August 2014 (EDT)

Support for Hamas is not desired; support for those who are suffering and dying is another matter. --Joaquín Martínez 23:46, 9 August 2014 (EDT)

The Islamacists have plenty of oil/money and land. If they truly cared about the Palestinians, they would have done a lot more. And Israel is a small country. I would also say that the Islamacists have a poor track record when it comes to human rights. I wouldn't want to live in any of their countries. Most of their countries are ruled by corrupt despots. The Palestinian leaders are corrupt as well and generally speaking people often get the leaders that they deserve. Conservative 23:52, 9 August 2014 (EDT)

Gazans don´t have oil... also they don't have water to drink, medicines, etc. and their homes are been destroyed and 2000 people are now dead in this 2014 operation. Is that Christian? Israel has the support of the government a great country, the US. Bravo! --Joaquín Martínez 00:03, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

I don't know if it would work, but this is one person's recommendation on how Israel should react to Hamas' fourth generation war/assymetrical war/terrorists tactics: 4GW and Gaza II. The Israeli's are in a tough situation. Countries bordering Islamic regimes often have bad neighbors. Conservative 01:29, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

I do agree! It is a Christian and wise way. It should be followed with all Israel neighbors. --Joaquín Martínez 08:16, 10 August 2014 (EDT)
I am glad we agree on some things. But I don't know how effective the "win the hearts and minds" through de-escalation strategy/tactics would work as far as the Gaza conflict. It doesn't seem to be working in Afghanistan and it doesn't seem to have ultimately worked in Iraq. Sometimes implacable enemies are filled with a lot of animus and they have various allies as well in addition to having some degree of popular support. It is worth a try though.
Judeaphobia is not very Christian [20]--Jpatt 21:53, 10 August 2014 (EDT)
I'll add that every missile Hamas fires is targeted at Jewish men, women and children. A war crime. I am distigusted that this support for Palestinians finds its way into news items. Nobody wants to see innocents killed. To claim Israel is at fault is ridiculous. They voted for Hamas, now they reap the consequences. Also, they sang and danced when planes struck the World Trade Center. Stop the insanity.--Jpatt 22:03, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

Re: the 99% of the Gaza population are not terrorist figure and what is the source?

Joaquín, you put on the main page that 99% of Palestinians are not terrorists. That may be true, but it seems like a figure pulled out of thin air. It was not documented. In short, what is your source of the 99% figure and how did they arrive at that figure?

Furthermore, if memory serves, a small fraction of the German population were NAZI activists during WWII, yet Hitler had majority support in terms of the populace in order to get elected.[21] This forum discussion on what percentage of Germans were members of the Nazi Party estimates the figure at 7%: http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-79836.html If this figure is correct, the 93% of the German population did not overthrow Hitler. In short, just because a Gazan is not directly a terrorist, does not mean he/she is not sympathetic to the Hamas terrorists. If I am not mistaken, Hamas did receive many votes from the people of Gaza in order to get elected. "Hamas was democratically elected with 80% of the vote of the Palestinian people. They chose to elect a murderous, terrorist government."[22]

Next, there were a lot of tunnels built in order to attack Israel in Gaza. Maybe about 50-100 if memory serves and it may not. And some of the tunnels seem to have been reinforced with concrete. How could all of those tunnels be built without the knowledge of the Gaza populace? Some of the tunnels had entrance ways in homes. Maybe the tunnels could have been done secretively without the Gaza populace not knowing, but it is a fair question to ask. In short, people may not be terrorists directly, but at the same time, they could be sympathetic to the terrorists.

Also, according to the Israelis, there have been about 10,000 rocket attacks from Gaza upon the Israeli population since 2001. How could all these rocket attacks from Gaza have occurred without some measure of support of the people of Gaza?

Lastly, see my comments above at: America's opinion on Gaza hostilities. Conservative 15:15, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

Yes, according to a poll by the organization Arab World for Research and Development. It shows that 64% of Palestinians believe their views align more with Hamas than Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who has the full support of just 15% of the population [23]. That does not make them terrorist. They suffer an old blockade and the impotence to see cases like the Jenin refugee camp massacre and many other aggression from a powerful army, they feel desperate and ready to die. This is not terrorist but weak and hopeless people. They have seen for years how their children die and their properties are gone. For that, they look for a solution and they have sympathy for Hamas. That does not make 2 million people a terrorist gang.
Militants of Hamas are estimated between 10,000 and 20,000 [24]. Make your calculations.
I don´t see any easy solution... may be there is not... but you don't have the right to murder innocent people just because you don't have one... Zionist genocide is unacceptable. --Joaquín Martínez 18:00, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

"The term "genocide" did not exist before 1944. It is a very specific term, referring to violent crimes committed against groups with the intent to destroy the existence of the group."[25] I realize that the term genocide has a degree of emotional punch to it. However, it should be used carefully. I don't think you came close to proving the contention that Israel/Zionists plan to kill all of the Palestinians. Also, due the Arabization of the Palestinian people over the centuries, genocide would essentially mean killing all Arab people. I don't think you can show me that Israel/Zionists plans to kill all Arab people. Conservative 18:15, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

Most Jews and Israelites are not Zionists.
Genocide, 1944, apparently coined by Polish-born U.S. jurist Raphael Lemkin in his work "Axis Rule in Occupied Europe" [p.19], in reference to Nazi extermination of Jews, lit. "killing a tribe," from Gk. genos "race, kind". In a Historical view that is the tendency of the Zionist in regard to Palestinians.
Look for maps of the Palestinian territory in 1917, 1947, 1948-1949, and 2014 and see the difference. --Joaquín Martínez 18:46, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

Loss of territory is not genocide. I know you should not have used the word genocide as it cannot be supported.

Second, I think the Palestinians lost territory during the Six Day War which is a war where the Arabs were the provocateurs. I also see God's hand giving the Israeli's victory in that war.

Six Day War - [26][27] Watch these videos which document some of the spectacular things that happened during the Six Day War: God's hand in the Six Day War and Against all odds: In search of a miracle.

As far as the 1940's, I am glad the Jews established a homeland in Israel after the Holocaust. Also, Bible prophecies indicated that: the Jews would disobey God, be scattered, their land would go desolate, they would be persecuted yet preserved, they would return to their land and the desert would bloom again.[28][29] All this was fulfilled. The Bible also indicates that the Jewish people will be reconciled to God when Jesus returns (Romans 11:25-26). Conservative 19:04, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

I sincerely hope that the Jewish people will be reconciled to God when Jesus returns. In the meantime the useless murder of innocent people has to be denounced. --Joaquín Martínez 19:14, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

The Palestinians support Hamas - a terrorist group which has vowed to destroy Israel. There is no free lunch as far as that support. It comes with a price. And the historical record shows that Islamacists are often difficult neighbors and very corrupt with despots ruling their country. So I take issue with your use of the word "innocent" if you mean that on the whole, the Palestinian people are blameless. While I recognize that not all Palestians support Hamas, a sizable portion do.

Do you agree with me that Islamic regimes are often corrupt? Do you think that the Palestinians leaders are corrupt? Do you think that people often get the leaders that they deserve - especially in a democracy? Was Hamas elected into power by the Palestinians? Do you maintain Palestinian people innocence in this conflict? If so, why?

If the Israeli's had never established the state of Israel, in light of most Islamic regimes in the Middle East being corrupt and despotic, what kind of region do you think the Palestinian Muslims probably would have had right now? The Israeli's made the desert bloom again through modern technology and via the planting of an enormous amount of trees. They also have a democracy. The historical record shows me that if the Jews had never established the state of Israel, the land would probably still be desolate and would probably be ruled by an Islamic despot.

I do agree with you that loss of life should be minimized after all is said and done. Conservative 19:37, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

Agree, thank you for this interesting exercise. --Joaquín Martínez 19:56, 10 August 2014 (EDT)
Thanks for the discussion. I like a lot of the art that you post to Conservapedia, but we don't always agree on politics. :) Conservative 20:06, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

Just jumping in here, but i think an interesting study would be how the land of Israel has changed hands thru successive conquerors. It seems to me that after Israel lost the land it had conquered (from peoples which are no longer distinctive) to the Assyrians and the Babylonians respectively, that this was followed by Persian rule and then the Seleucid Kingdom, followed by the Romans, then Byzantine, Islamic, Crusader rule.

Finally, the UK took control from the Ottomans, and which in turn gave Israel a homeland, as well as the Palestinians. But the latter refused it and Israel's declaration of Statehood and immediately sought to liquidate Israel. And lost, resulting in a series of wars initiated by Muslim nations still trying to nuke Israel, which is only blamed by the Left for defending itself. Daniel1212 18:55, 16 August 2014 (EDT)

First, the Jews have lived there for 5000 years. What changed...who made up the majority of the population. Second, the Brits did not give Israel a homeland. It fought for independence from Britain. --Jpatt 19:12, 16 August 2014 (EDT)
You have heard of the Balfour Declaration, right? It was a British policy statement issued in 1917 that opened Palestine up to Jewish immigration. Even so, Arabs were still the overwhelming majority at the time of independence in 1948. In the 1950s, the Sephardic Jews were expelled from North Africa. This what gave Israel a majority Jewish population. PeterKa 03:02, 21 August 2014 (EDT)

Rory McIlroy

MPR says, "Rory McIlroy just won his fourth major (the PGA) by the age of only 25, so why isn't the lamestream media promoting him like Tiger Woods?" Huh? He's ranked as the world's third most marketable athlete, after Neymar and Lionel Messi. StaceyT 17:17, 11 August 2014 (EDT)

Rory McIlroy is a cad just like Tiger Woods. Apparently, he dumped his fiancee after the wedding invitations were already sent out. Conservative 15:15, 16 August 2014 (EDT)
Cad or not, Cons, would you be particularly pleased by your beloved's use of Twitter to give to the world a full and vivid picture of you in mid snore? Under the circumstance, would you not think that, perchance, your lovely lady is not quite the lady you thought her to be and you did not sign up for a lifetime of checking for listening devices every time you have a problem with flatulence? (Come to think of it, it lends a whole new meaning to the phrase "tummy bug".) AlanE 22:32, 16 August 2014 (EDT)
Ksren Callahan, comment section of an article: "Something about McIlroy I don't like. Can't quite put my finger on it, but he seems to be stuck on himself, a spoiled brat and not a gentleman, because a gentleman would keep his mouth shut about his former fiancée. I much prefer Rickie Fowler."[30] Conservative 02:11, 17 August 2014 (EDT)
And I like Adam Scott, but then I am Australian and watch the games and listen to the interviews and don't rely on what I read. And I don't believe an athlete's faith necessarily predisposes them to greatness. (Please notice the word "necessarily".) AlanE 03:26, 17 August 2014 (EDT)

Conservatism articles

Could some people please create these articles and please make the articles robust and of high quality. No stub articles. Like flagship articles.

I may work with some editors to create a list other political articles that should be created. Conservative 01:03, 19 August 2014 (EDT)

The Common Core article needs beefing up also. Conservative 01:44, 19 August 2014 (EDT)
I agree. We probably should also beef up Libertarianism and Objectivism and add a section that compares and contrasts each to conservatism. Wschact 11:40, 19 August 2014 (EDT)

Cato Institute

Yesterday, the Cato Institute sponsored a noontime panel discussion at the Rayburn House Office Building to encourage Hill staffers to edit Wikipedia. [31] [32] From the session, it is clear that Cato is paying Michelle Newby to edit Wikipedia articles as her full time job. It is also clear that Newby and others receive harassment when they edit Wikipedia. Recently, a Wikipedia administrator blocked all IP editing from Capitol Hill for 48 hours. Given the political perspective of Cato, does this makes sense? Cato sees the need for a wiki forum for "a great public debate" on the work of Congress. Perhaps Andy and others could reach out to Cato and offer them Conservapedia as an alternative to Wikipedia. This work should not be subject to the shifting whims of Jimbo Wales and his "bright line" policy against paid editing. If Cato could arrange an hour long session broadcast by C-Span and covered by the Washington Post it would give CP a large boost in visibility. Thanks, Wschact 12:28, 19 August 2014 (EDT)

That is fascinating information, Wschact. Thanks for posting it.
The trouble is, Cato is not welcoming to socially conservative positions, and would even oppose many of the observations made on Conservapedia. So I doubt Cato will be any help on this. Nevertheless, your points are a good starting point for further thought and discussion.--Andy Schlafly 12:41, 19 August 2014 (EDT)
Thank you for your response. I don't follow Cato closely. Perhaps there is another think tank in Washington that has the access to book a meeting room in the Rayburn Building and attract some media coverage. It would take just one Congressman to sponsor the event. Wschact 12:45, 19 August 2014 (EDT)

Another sign of more frequent earthquakes, which proves a young earth

Here in california. http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=a53ac2b9b14ec5fc&hl=en&gl=NZ&source=web

The main page right items says, "Atheistic science is remarkably inept at explaining earthquakes, many of which are not near active faults." The phrasing assumes that earthquake science is "atheistic." However, many scientists studying this matter are in fact Christians. Not all Christians subscribe to the Young Earth theory. Nor is there a sharp dividing line between "active fault lines" and places where earthquakes cannot possibly occur. Perhaps we need to revisit the logic that is being applied here. By definition, if there is a 6.0 earthquake in Napa, then it is on an active fault line. Thanks, Wschact 11:32, 26 August 2014 (EDT)

"Atheistic science" is descriptive term for science that clings to materialistic explanations at the complete exclusion of biblical insights and phenomena not explainable by materialism. There may be Christians who pursue atheistic science as a way of getting a degree or putting food on the table.
The circular statement that "if there is a 6.0 earthquake in Napa, then it is on an active fault line" is not illuminating. A good theory, which goes beyond atheistic science, is needed to predict and explain earthquakes better.--Andy Schlafly 13:36, 26 August 2014 (EDT)
And do tell me what, exactly, the Bible says about earthquakes occurring in South Napa. Or about the age of the earth at all, for that matter; I know of no statement in the Bible saying the earth is 6000 years old, and the Catholic Church explicitly stated its support for actual science over creationist rantings on the earth's age. RedG 01:18, 27 August 2014 (EDT)
I am not trying to be flip and respect all viewpoints here. However, fault lines are like volcanoes. There are active ones and dormant ones. When a volcano erupts after a dormant period it is classified as "active." Same for faults. The people who believe in plate tectonics would expect earthquakes all along California. Sometime a section sticks for a long time and then moves after enough pressure builds up. That local movement creates pressure somewhere else in California that will eventually be released by another earthquake. We have had earthquakes centered in the Southern suburbs of San Francisco, and Napa is sufficiently close by to the North of San Franciso that there is nothing surprising about the earthquake being centered there. This is not as if the earthquake was in the middle of Kansas. Science predicts continued earthquakes in California. However, the exact dates and locations cannot be forecast with accuracy. The Bible does not offer any guidance one way or the other as to whether earthquakes will continue in California. Thanks, Wschact 01:24, 31 August 2014 (EDT)

Gaza: Some Secrets Few Will Say Aloud

Joaquin, you know that Huffington Post is not a neutral, but a Liberal source...--JoeyJ 12:31, 27 August 2014 (EDT)

Not always. John Hawkins of Right Wing News posts his articles to Huffington Post. Regardless, I quote truthful information from liberal sources to document points (The Guardian, etc.). Second, I have yet to find a "neutral" source anywhere on the earth because people/organizations are not blank slates. Third, and most importantly, disqualifying the legitimacy of information based on the source of the information is committing the genetic fallacy. Next, citing hostile witnesses is a tried and true methodology of law (and history as well). For example, as far as history, the Talmud refers to Jesus as a "magician" which helps corroborate that Jesus was known for doing miracles.
Generally speaking, I think it is a better practice to fact check challenge an article cited on the main page rather than complain about the source.
Lastly, I am still pro-Israel. And as a whole, I am not impressed with the cultural achievements of Islam {and as a religion, I think it is false). If Israel did not exist, I still believe that the Gaza area would probably be another backyard Islamic area ruled by a despot and the area where the state of Israel is would be backward as well. Conservative 14:18, 27 August 2014 (EDT)
Well, then can you please mention the 1929 Hebron massacre on the Main Page? Then this entry would be balanced.--JoeyJ 08:37, 28 August 2014 (EDT)
I will do that for you.
Second, thanks for beginning the process of deleting old user pages and user talk pages of editors who have not edited for at least 4 years. Conservative 10:28, 28 August 2014 (EDT)

I think it's stupid that Conservapedia posts mainpage items that paint Israel in a bad light. I've tried to intervene but it doesn't stop. The only advanced civilized democracy in the Middle East. A country that wants to live in peace but is surrounded by people that wants them exterminated. A people who freely allow the practice of any religion in their country. A country that supplies humanitarian aid to its' neighbors. They are bad. They are wrong. They to be called out. Islam in all its forms is anti-women, anti-freedom, anti-Semetic. This might be the last straw.--Jpatt 12:52, 28 August 2014 (EDT)

Here is an article about the conflict from the perspective of a Catholic parish in Gaza, explaining how complex and difficult the situation is: "Israel sent text to warn people to evacuate, but Gaza parish staff had nowhere to go"
A ceasefire has been announced, so evidently both sides reached the conclusion that the conflict should cease there.--Andy Schlafly 14:22, 28 August 2014 (EDT)
When you mention both sides, let's be careful not to attach moral equivelancy to the conflict. I am aware that there is nowhere for Catholics of Gaza to go. At least they get a warning unlike terror missile attacks. When Gaza is called the largest open air prison, Conservapedia becomes a propaganda tool for Muslims. How many prisons do you know have a mall [33], a waterpark [34], a movie theatre [35], a horse track [36]? A cease fire is a time for terrorists to rebuild their arsenal. The next round of fighting is not far off. I will not befriend Israel supporters and lead them to Conservapedia only for them to find we don't support Israel. --Jpatt 10:01, 29 August 2014 (EDT)
Your frustration is understandable. I don't claim to have all the answers. Opinions about this differ within the current Israeli Administration itself.
As this website is primarily about the United States, complicated issues in foreign countries will probably not be resolved here.--Andy Schlafly 11:59, 29 August 2014 (EDT)

American conservatives embrace Judeo-Christianity ideals and not Islamic ones (For example, they often want the 10 commandments posted at courthouse properties). God said in Genesis 22:2 "Take your son, your only son, whom you love--Isaac--and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain...". Isaac was a son in relation to his promises to Abraham in God's eyes and Ismael was not such a son. Therefore, American conservatives do not embrace Islam and favor God's chosen people. The Bible says of the Jews, "I will bless those that bless thee and curse those who curse thee."

Furthermore, God promised the land to the Jews and the sons of Ismael are not God's chosen people. Also, Scripture foretold that the Jews would be scattered and persecuted, the land would go desolate, and the Jews would return to their land and the desert would bloom again. This is exactly what happened. In addition, at the second coming, the Jews will accept their Messiah. The Islamacists have no corresponding prophecy in relation to them. At the same time, there are Muslims who are seeing visions of Jesus, etc. and becoming Christians. Often, they are killed by Islamacists some of whom are their own family members.

JPatt stands on firmer theological/ideological/political ground in this dispute. Conservative 15:36, 29 August 2014 (EDT)

article suggestion

Since it is increasingly becoming a more discussed political issue, perhaps a United States and illegal immigration article could be written. Conservative 11:03, 28 August 2014 (EDT)

May I suggest Immigration to the United States since thie issue is what should be legal and not legal. For example, should foreign students earning PhDs at US schools be given automatic green cards? Should citizen children born in the US of Immigrant parents be separated from them? What are the impacts of the immigration and how will the proposed legislation change it? These are tough questions that go beyond the legal/illegal lines. Thanks, Wschact 01:40, 31 August 2014 (EDT)
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