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  1. “The subtext was clear: Look, children — he will destroy the country. He’s blatantly siding with the bad guys: Fidel, Putin, the white supremacists or the guerrilla. Besides, he’s clearly not that smart. He’s threatening to destroy the economy, too. He clearly has no respect for democracy. For the intelligentsia. We, who work hard and know how to do business. We, who’ve researched this, thought about this, grasped this. In history, in economics, in diplomacy, in accounting. Now, learn this word. Repeat after me: fascism.”

    https://www.caracaschronicles.com/2017/01/20/culturejam/

      • I just heard an interview on cable news about Muslims raising money for the graves that were desecrated. It’s inspiring to realize that there are people who care enough to reach out and help. We need this generosity of spirit now more than ever,

        Trump has stoked the fires of hatred in this country and it is no coincidence that these despicable acts have increased alarmingly in America.

      • It is wonderful rc and Nny…just like u and me…i’m a Muslim but i love u guys like i love my own flesh and blood…How can anyone cannot love another human being,let alone treat them like a piece of trash is beyond me..

        • Mira Andi,

          Nice to chat with you again! I haven’t been posting that much.

          It just broke my heart to see what was done to those graves! A man was interviewed because he came to see if the graves of his family members were desecrated. His family was okay, but he said that some of the graves that were trashed were veterans of WWI. He was crying and so distraught that anyone could do something like this.

          Hate is a terrible thing! But when you see the worst of people, it can bring out the best in people and that gives me hope!
          ?❤️?

          • Nny!!!…I MISSED U!!!…In honesty,i cannot wait for rafa to start play because i have a reason to interact with u!Hehe…How are u btw Nny?All good?…I hope so!..

            Nny..If that happen to my family’s grave..i’m also will be very upsets and sad…We cannot messing around with grave…no matter who’s they’re belong to…it’s disrespectful…but,i guess maybe that’s the main reason why it’s been desecrated in the first place…to create an uncomfortable situation…But,i believe when there’s a hate,there’s also someone out there who’s readily to fight that hate with LOVE…And usually,love always win Nny!..VAMOS!!!

            • Mira Andi,

              Yes, I am looking forward to seeing Rafa play again! We will have lots to chat about! I don’t watch as much tennis with the smaller tournaments, unless there are players I want to see.

              But I will watch Rafa anywhere, any place, any time!

              I am doing well! Thanks for asking!

              I will tell you that when I saw those graves destroyed, so many of them, I had tears in my eyes. I would never want anyone to do that to my relatives who have passed on.

              We can like forward to seeing lots of Rafa and enjoying it!
              ?❤️?

  2. I am a little exhausted today so I will respond to your comments with much details tomorrow or next.
    But just to be clear as someone who majored in a science department when I was in school, I also taught different science subjects after I graduated for a while.

    I know for a fact that true science not false theories is against everything you say you support whether it is abortion( which is the murdering of an innocent baby), homosexuality, transgender etc.
    All these things are against science and common sense, the are wrong, unnatural but more importantly immoral, ungodly and to be blunt some of them are pure EVIL and WICKED to the highest order.
    Am not against a woman having an abortion if her life is at stake because now her life is on the line, the truth is more than 90% of abortion that takes place has nothing to do with the woman’s life being at risk.
    Am also not saying that those who have committed this act’s can’t be forgiven, they can all be forgiven because GOD is merciful and would forgive anyone who humbly repents.

    Llike I said am a little bit exhausted today so tomorrow or next I would talk more about it.

  3. This is what book of Romans chapter 1 verse 16-32 has to say:
    The Just Live by Faith
    16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,[a] for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”[b]

    God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness
    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

    24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

    26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[c] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[d] unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

    • Not interested Stanley….none of it. And I won’t waste my time reading your posts. Don’t expect a response to anything in your sermons. Religion and Politics …….I’m not about to discuss with you. We have nothing in common except if you have a sincere interest in tennis.

  4. Hey Stanley…ermm..which one i’m going to say first?…Err..yeah..

    1]This is also my last comment to u Stanley…i know you’re the least favourable person here[sorry about that Stanley]…and i read everything what u wrote here…and i know u don’t like/hate Islam and many other things that totally the opposite from my beloved and dear poster’s here stand for…still i choose to respond to u when u ask me a question a while ago and automatically offered a friendship branch to me…by right,i should hate or dislike u at least because of your stand especially when u hate/dislike Islam..what u wrote about Prophet Muhammad in your earlier post really really hurts me…i believe to live in peace in this world is to respect and loving each other..no matter what their stands,their religion,their race,their colour…Prophet Muhammad before he died,he already gave a multiple of advice to his followers[a sacred words,we have to abide them no matter what]…one of them was that to live in peace in this world,to respect and to love not only among us Muslims but with ALL human being in this world regardless of their religion,race,colour or principles…there’s one time when one of his neighbour died,and he’s a jew….and Prophet Muhammad attended his funeral and gave him his last respect…so,with that been said…that is why i responded to u in the first place…i choose to receive/accept your friendship brunch because to me,you’re just another human being whom i should befriended since you’re the one who say HELLO first…to make u an enemy will only make me opposed to what Prophet Muhammad told us to do…and broken a bond between human being is a very very big sin in Islam…i could ignore u but i don’t want to,not only because of my religion but because of my brought up too…i’m a very soft,gentle and very humble human being..and i can’t ignore when someone spoke to me…it’s not in my nature to do that…

    To me,if someone got a different stand or principles from us and it’s normal,just take a look at us..there’s a white people,there’s black,there’s brown[like me] and we’re also love/like a different things in life…to fight about this,to me is not a solution..we’re only going to hurt each other in the end …and what next?Can we solve the real problem by fighting?I leave u to answer that Stanley…Like i said up there stanley,this is the last time we’re going to chat with each other..and i’m just going to say..NICE MEETING U STANLEY..i believe there’s a 2 side in every each of us..there’s a bad and there’s a good side..and i also believe that you’re a good brother,son,uncle,nephew,grandson,friend to your loved one..and this side that i choose to befriended…i also can’t treat u differently because who am i to judge u when i’m also got an ugliness,weakness,flaws in me…as a human being,we’re all got them…no one is perfect except GOD and to Muslims[Prophet Muhammad,he’s not make one single sin or fault in his life]..and to u maybe your jesus,right?

    So,Stanley..i wish u all the best and hope you’re going to have a very successful,healthy and happy life okay?…so,Goodbye Stanley…VAMOS!!

  5. The Bible teaches that GOD loves the sinner but hates the sin because the wages of sin is death( separation from GOD for all eternity).

    In John 3:15-21 it says: 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

    18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

  6. GOD loves the THEIF but hates stealing.
    GOD loves the ADULTERER but hates adultery.
    GOD loves the HOMOSEXUAL but hates the unnatural, wicked perversion of homosexuality.
    GOD loves that woman that have aborted her baby and that man/woman that has supported it but hates the murdering of defenceless, innocent children.
    GOD loves the TRANSGENDER but hates the willful deception of transgenderism.

    All this sins GOD hates and more but loves the the sinner, JESUS died for my sins and yours freely and we can receive Forgiveness, Mercy and Grace if we put our trust in him.

    It is not loving to allow a person to remain stuck in sin. It is not hateful to tell a person he or she is in sin. In fact, the exact opposites are true. Sin leads to death (James 1:15), and we love the sinner by speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). We hate the sin by refusing to condone, ignore, or excuse it.
    Am not your enemy, am not an intruder or a disrupter, am a friend that is willing to tell you the truth no matter what.
    No one should support or practice any form of EVIL, but even when we do because no one is perfect we should recognize it for what it is and repent from it.
    GOD is always willing to forgive those who come to him in humble repentance seeking for forgiveness and mercy.

    RIGHT would always be RIGHT and WRONG would always be WRONG.
    Men/women can put in laws or change laws but Godly morals will never change.
    A thousand years from now, a billion years from now RIGHT will always be RIGHT because Godly morals transcends time.

  7. JESUS said:
    “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

    “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

    “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven( Matthew 5:10-16).

    Am praying for you!

    • Pray for yourself racist stanley. You need it more than anyone here.

      But more importantly, check your medication expiry date.

      • I am not as generous as Mira Andi. I despise Stanley’s endless ranting and throwing the Bible in our faces. I despise him calling those of us murderers. who believe with all our hearts in a woman’s right to choose. It’s vile and beyond insulting for anyone to throw around that kind of language. Too many women have died in the past because of illegal abortions. There is NO way that this country will ever go back to those days.

        Taking the words back f the Bible literally and not taking into account anything else is ignorance personified. From what I have read about Jesus, he was a man of love and generosity is spirit. Stanley’s words are not ones of love or generosity. He condemns others in the harshest of words. He speaks as though he is speaking for God, but the God I believe in is not one of hatred, fear, anger and revenge. There is no compassion in his words.

        America is a nation that is ruled by the Constitution. A nation of laws. Not a nation that is ruled by religion or the Bible.

        Stanley is preaching hatred and divisiveness.i cannot abide that. He keeps quoting the Bible over and over again compulsively without thinking about who Jesus really was and what he believed in.

        Not everyone has to agree with or live by the Bible. I was brought up by my parents to think for myself and challenge those who presumed to know everything or speak for others.

        So it is with the likes of Stanley, the ultimate hypocrite.

        • Well said, Nny! Thank you. You write what I cannot at the moment… I couldn’t even Know where to begin with Stanley. Less exasperated than I was yesterday tho.

          • rc,

            Thank you. It’s something I have wanted to say for a while now. But I needed to wait until so could do do without emotion. I needed to say it calmly and also to find polite words in the English language to express it.

            The accusations about abortion have offended me to tge very marrow of my being. Women have the right under the Constitution, the law of this country, to have reproductive freedom and control of their bodies.

            It’s interesting that the Republicans are all about the free market and no regulations when it comes to business and finance. Laissez-faire is the order of the day. But when it comes to women’s bodies and their right to be free from interference from the state, the Republicans are not okay with that. They want to make it harder for women to get abortions, want to defund Planned Parenthood, which does so much more than just abortions when it comes to providing reproduction health services for women who might not be able to afford it.

            If you have ever heard about a woman who died of an illegal abortion, you would never forget it. I had a friend years ago who told me how her mother died if an illegal abortion when she was only 12 years old. Even decades later, she broke down talking about it. That should never happen to any woman!

            Thank goodness we are not a theocracy and are a nation of laws. People cannot impose their religious beliefs on others.

            I waited until I could say it the way I wanted to say it.

            Thank you for gettIng it!
            ??

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  9. Mira Andi,
    Sorry I can’t post from my laptop or my phone on facebook for weeks. Both devices need fixing. Please forgive me. You, Alison, and Okie are on my mind and I love all of you dearly. cheers, Elizabeth.

    • Oh,really?I thought you’re already on my list of ex friend who came into my life for 2,3 months then disappeared…i am in the middle of accepting the fact rc…although it hurts like crazy!!

      • Mira Andi, I’ve tried to get on Facebook and feel terrible. I can’t even access my email from this laptop. Whatever the virus is, it’s affected java script and I even have a hard time making picks for the brackets! On my phone, I can see my email but cant send.

        I Love you…and miss you. Alison too. There’s 78 messages I can’t read.

  10. Okay rc…i understand now…although u could have told me earlier..it could save a lot of heartache for me!One moment we clicked like crazy and one moment,u just disappeared without a words..as if nothing happened..i’ve never cried this much since i turned grown women!And now,i’m make a fool of myself in front of our dear posters!Stupid me!!..I better stop now..

  11. Oh dear. Please don’t cry. I feel terrible but it takes me forever to make a post even on this website. I have to re-load and keep reloading the page…and the reloading doesn’t work on Facebook…it’s too busy a or something. I don’t know who and how both my devices went on the fritz…and I’ve had no time or $$ to get them fixed I don’t have internet on my phone right now — you need to trust me, MA. All is well between us. Okay? Gosh…you must be angry by now with me too…and alison, I imagine. It’s up to 98 messages I can’t access – I can log on but I can’t view my own messages.

  12. I understand your situation now rc…i’m not angry with u..never that!..but hurt,yes…that’s what happen when we cared so much about someone…but u know me deep down rc,i would never hurt for long especially for someone whom i love dearly….i wish i could help u with your devices,but..yeah…

    • Mira Andi,

      Thanks for understanding! I don’t know that anyone needs to hear details!

      I am doing well and we have some more great tennis to look forward to!

      Your little message is the best thing to read! That mashed me feel much better!

      You are MY angel!
      ?♥️

  13. Nny!….I’m really really glad you’re feel better now…much more so because of my silly little messages!hehe…but,that silly messages are reflecting my feelings Nny..and u have to come here EVERYDAY to look for it okay?Because i will give u something everyday until u tell me otherwise okay?U mean so much to me Nny!…Oh yeah Nny…go to rafa’s pages..i gave u something that i’m sure will make u feel soooooooo much better!

    • Dearest Mira Andi,

      You are so precious to me! Thanks for the good wishes! It means a lot during this difficult time.

      I hope and and rc are okay now. I read the exchange and know that you too are such good friends. I have had problems with my computer and email in the past and couldn’t do anything!

      I know that you are a sensitive person with a good heart. But I know that rc says what she means. You hang in there and she will get it all fixed and catch up on those emails!

      If course, you are stuck with me! There’s no getting rid of me!
      ?♥️

      • Hey Nny!!How u doin?Okay?..err..i mean as okay as a sick person can be?…U should take it easy on everything and get plenty of rest okay?

        About rc…i miss her like crazy Nny!…At first,i didn’t know that she’s also have trouble with her email…i thought she’s only got trouble with her FB…but,u know me Nny..i’m not going to make a fuss with a small things like this…i trust her with all my being,just like i trust u…i’m just missing my friend so so much at the moment!But thank God!..i’ve got u as well Nny!…and actually,i’m pity u Nny!..coz you’re the one who have to stuck with a super crazy women like me!hehehe….Hope your soul and mind still intact after we chat Nny!hehehe…Oh,i have a special biscuits for u Nny!…http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mFk5ouuR2qw/TswRMPdlDxI/AAAAAAAAAIU/ZeKggA_4Q6c/s1600/IMG_4193.jpg

  14. rc…laptop still make u crazy?Hey,try to download ccleaner to clean your laptop…after that try download free anti malware…you’re nothing to lose now since your laptop already affected by virus right?

  15. MA ive had alot on my mind lately, and havent been interested in following or watching tennis, something happened to me a few weeks ago when posting on FB, i couldnt believe it, and i still cant, even in my wildest imagination, i wouldnt know where to start 🙂

      • Yes we want to hear more Ali!! Something good…a positive story from facebook would be great! Did you get money? 😀 Win a Lottery? Find a long lost relative?

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