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Technology impacts perspective

January 25, 2014

Physical distance and geographic obstacles (oceans, mountains, deserts, etc.) have historically made other parts of the world seem very far away....

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Scott36

Jan-26-14 12:26 AM

The way you, and other liberals, view those of faith as not dissimilar to believing in Sanra Claus or the Easter Bunny.....well, that is the way I view liberals.-eriklatranyi

Here we go again. Once more I will ask. On the day of your judgment Erik, et al, If you are asked why you criticized/denied those of faith in the lord--for your own personal/ political reasons, your answer will be????-Scott

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GoBB62

Jan-26-14 12:10 AM

"Technology has made advances but human beings have not caught up to them." - chuck

You're forgetting something Chuckles, it was human beings who continually create and update technology. Obviously you forgot about people like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, who are all human beings.

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eriklatranyi

Jan-25-14 6:35 PM

Farmer:

The way you, and other liberals, view those of faith as not dissimilar to believing in Sanra Claus or the Easter Bunny.....well, that is the way I view liberals.

After all, liberals cling to a belief that big gov't will never become abusive and will have limitless funds to care for the people.....an ideology that has not only failed every time it was tried, but ALWAYS resulted in the mass murder of millions.

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farmer

Jan-25-14 4:11 PM

"Yes, the technology of the world advances and pretty soon all people groups and nations will be able to view the same things through TV, iPhones, computer screen, tablets, wrist watches, etc. Just as Revelation 11 tells us of a coming that will be viewed." Texas

I guess if I had payed more attention back in Sunday school, I would have known to invest more in Apple and Microsoft back in the 80s. It was foretold.

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eriklatranyi

Jan-25-14 3:14 PM

We isolated ourselves and ignored the rising threat from radical Islam in the decades before 9/11.

After focusing for 10 years, it seems like we are not just turning a blind eye to radical Islam, but actively supporting it.

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underwood

Jan-25-14 1:28 PM

Concentrating our efforts here at home would only mean isolationism to a leftist who has a burning need to try and make the right look bad because of a dearth of anything worthwhile to say from his side.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jan-25-14 11:35 AM

God breathed life into them, and they stood up! Terror struck all who were staring at them. Then a loud voice from heaven called to the two prophets, “Come up here!” And they rose to heaven in a cloud as their enemies watched." --Revelation 11:7-12

Who would have thought this possible for "all peoples, tribes, languages, and nations" to stare at the bodies when it was penned by the author 2000 years ago? Do you believe the Bible? Prophesy or fairy tales? Have you made peace with your maker?

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jan-25-14 11:33 AM

Yes, the technology of the world advances and pretty soon all people groups and nations (the richest in their fine mansions and yachts to the poorest in mud huts) will be able to view the same things through TV, iPhones, computer screen, tablets, wrist watches, etc. Just as Revelation 11 tells us of a coming that will be viewed.

"When they complete their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the bottomless pit will declare war against them, and he will conquer them and kill them. And their bodies will lie in the main street of Jerusalem, the city that is figuratively called “Sodom” and “Egypt,” the city where their Lord was crucified. And for three and a half days, all peoples, tribes, languages, and nations will stare at their bodies. No one will be allowed to bury them. All the people who belong to this world will gloat over them and give presents to each other to celebrate the death of the two prophets who had tormented them. But after three and a half days, God breath

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CMReeder

Jan-25-14 10:50 AM

Great advances in technology have broken down physical barriers which kept groups isolated from the rest of world and now you want to close us off from the rest of world and the problems faced by the world. In other words you want to erect barriers from the rest of the world and not be a part of it.

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fromtheport

Jan-25-14 10:05 AM

Was this your highschool social studies paper?

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Capricorn1

Jan-25-14 9:54 AM

David, are you supporting our intervention into the affairs of other nations? I think things would be far better if we’d concentrate our resources on making the USA a glowing example for other countries to emulate. -Phil

Agreed! We used to be THAT country and it's time we get back to being that country. Close all the bases overseas that no longer have any relevance and start securing our nation's borders and ports. We have a nation that has millions of people requiring government assistance while we dump billions of dollars in economies of other nations. Use that money at home to provide training and assistance in lending a hand up to strengthen our middle class and give people hope instead of a life of dependency. We have our own "war" on poverty right here at home and we are doing a lousy job fighting it.

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CMReeder

Jan-25-14 9:45 AM

A glowing example to emulate which turns out to be envy and a very dangerous envy for us.

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Spigotz

Jan-25-14 9:25 AM

Sometimes, ya gotta separate the curds from the whey. Other times, gotta bring 'em back together. Either way, you get cheese, may not be the cheese you wanted, but, it's still cheese.

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eriklatranyi

Jan-25-14 9:10 AM

Cap:

The world is changing rapidly.

The US can be energy independent, which reduces the need for ensuring Mideast oil supplies flow freely into the market.

President Obama has us intimately involved where we should not be involved at this time.

Winning Afghanistan and securing the democracy in Iraq should be our priorities. But this administration is determined to allow both to fail.

Our enemy, radical Islam, is more powerful than ever.

Secretary Kerry talks about poverty and terrorism while Bin Laden, Zawahiri and others were millionaires.

This administration installed and still supports the terrorist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.

President Obama created a secret deal with Iran that they are publicly touting as a victory while they pursue nuclear weapons.

The utter incompetence of President Obama on foreign policy will, I am afraid be paid in blood in our future.

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underwood

Jan-25-14 9:10 AM

David, are you supporting our intervention into the affairs of other nations? I think things would be far better if we’d concentrate our resources on making the USA a glowing example for other countries to emulate.

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CMReeder

Jan-25-14 8:49 AM

Very good letter David.

Technology has made advances but human beings have not caught up to them.

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Capricorn1

Jan-25-14 8:23 AM

Isolationism is not always the right thing to do. -Erik

Maybe not Erik, but we can no longer afford to be the guardians of the world. The planned reductions in manning levels throughout the services will not support our military to be spread thin and putting out fires like we have done in the past. Many people wish to see defense spending cut and it will be substantially cut within the next decade, so the people making the decisions need to realize that the mission will need to be changed to reflect those reductions. If not, it will be our young men and women in uniform that will suffer.

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eriklatranyi

Jan-25-14 7:59 AM

The attitude of isolationism allowed Hitler to rise from the ashes of World War I because "it was over there".

The National Socialists (liberals) almost became powerful enough to win at the end of the day.

Isolationism is not always the right thing to do.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jan-25-14 7:36 AM

So how are you going to keep the Shiites and Sunnis from fighting each other? How about the Kurds and Shiites? How about keeping the Shiites and Sunni's from fighting the Christians? How about the Muslims in Africa from killing populations there? How about fighting back the enemy in Afghanistan but then allowing the poppy fields to flourish and her.ion exports to our country to rise? And the situation in Syria; is there even a solution at all, short of mass extermination of Al Qaeda? And in the US with one party using government resources, like IRS, to pick on those they see as undesirable? Sometimes you can't fix stupid with military or dollars.

You have to change the hearts and attitudes of people, one at a time and the only way to do this is through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We need more Christian missionaries not just military might or a bucket of money.

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Capricorn1

Jan-25-14 6:12 AM

"Otherwise, those who thrive on the misery of others will leverage the resulting social unrest to their advantage and threaten global political stability."

This where I would have to disagree. Unless a situation directly effects our national security, we need to not interfere and allow the UN to do it's job for once. There have been way too many situations in history that we have put our men and women in harms way to either settle political scores or gain an economic advantage in the name of oil. It's time we stop focusing on the security and needs of other nations and concentrate on making this nation safe and healthy again. We've done more than our fair share. Our strong military is enough to keep us safe within our on borders.

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802ParkAve1974everythingtonothingtoeverything

Jan-25-14 12:54 AM

I think it's time we spent our money on America, not elsewhere. Internet age, or not.

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