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  1. At some point in a camping or survival situation you may need to make fire - for heat or cooking. It's fine to use a bic lighter, but you may not always have something. At summer scout camp there was a gentleman who would teach us many different ways to start a fire, from a bow drill to a 9v battery and steel wool. The most interesting method he used was the fire piston. However, that requires a special device. Recently I learned about fire rolling, and that has become my new favorite method for starting a fire without a purpose-made device. Know any other good methods?
  2. Iran... impeachment... economy... Does anybody know of anyone who has changed their mind about President Trump (either for or against) due to recent events? It seems to me everyone's made up their minds already.
  3. "I guess than, that you don’t believe Revelations? " You guess wrong, I do believe in it, and I could accept that we are in chapter 13, but the Pope doesn't fit any of that. Who has great authority over the world? Certainly not Pope Francis, who is ignored by both Christians and no-Christians alike. Who demands worship? Certainly not Pope Francis. Who has power over the beast? Certainly not Pope Francis. To the extent that the beast is a person the Pope has none of its attributes. Also, he does not worship pagan idols, does not accept homosexuality and transgenderism, has not forbade the sign of the cross. I can understand why you would think so, given the news stories, but if you believe those stories in the media, if you believe he said/did those things, you are listening to the father of lies. I believe he is cooperating with the UN communist agenda, but that just makes him ignorant, like millions of other people, not the "property of satan." I believe he does protect corrupt people, but again, you don't have to be evil to do that. I believe he is doing damage to the church, and Christianity in general, but because he is not a good leader, not because he is possessed. Ultimately, he is a flawed and sinful man, but just a man.
  4. If you believe the Pope is a false prophet, who is possessed by a demon, and that God has sealed his eyes and ears, and that all his "minions" (presumably all of the clergy?) are "infected" you are not Catholic, no matter what you call yourself. You believe that God has not only abandoned the Magisterium, but is actively leading it into error. http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/892.htm That's not to say that Pope Francis can't sin of that Pope Francis can't be wrong, even gravely wrong, but as a Catholic we hold that the Holy Spirit is the guarantor of the faith, and that He does not abandon his church.
  5. Merry Christmas! May that the celebration of the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ bring you peace and joy today and through the coming year. ...and to my Jewish brethren, Hanukkah sameach! Hanukkah sameach Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/03/how-do-you-wish-someone-a-happy-hanukkah-in-hebrew-8203250/?ito=cbshare Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/ Hanukkah sameach Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/03/how-do-you-wish-someone-a-happy-hanukkah-in-hebrew-8203250/?ito=cbshare Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/
  6. We know form history and from the Bible that there are angels, and that some of them revolted against God and were cast out, becoming the devil and his demons, and that these demons have influence on earth. We know from history, experience and the Bible that our souls are immortal, but I think most "ghosts" are not actually a dead relative but either imagination or a demon. Here's an interesting discussion on demons and possession https://www.patrickcoffin.media/jhauntings-possessions-and-exorcisms/
  7. First off, a thesaurus that equates nationalism with xenophobia, jingoism, chauvinism, is biased. Those are modernist leftist connotations, not synonyms. That said, racism refers to a RACE not a COUNTRY, so are they different? Duh. The whole argument overlooks the fact that to love one's country is not to hate other countries, and to think one's country is better than others is not to think that it is entitled to dominate or subjugate others. I'm tired of name calling in the name of "tolerance".
  8. In many (Democratic, quelle surprise) areas in our nation there were more voters cast than eligible adults https://freebeacon.com/issues/election-group-141-u-s-counties-have-more-registered-voters-than-people/ Now I understand that this may include inactive voting records, but they are still there, and represent a large number of votes that are at least potentially fraudulent. Given this, how confident do you feel in our election system> Does your vote count?
  9. What are the knots you feel are essential? In scouts we teach: - 2 half hitches - taut line hitch - square knot - bowline - clove hitch (both at the end and in the middle of a line) - sheet bend I also think it's also important to know - figure 8 on a bight - double fisherman's knot (which means you also know the barrel knot) - prusik Would you replace any on that list?
  10. We've been trying to make soap from scratch (making lye from wood ashes) and are having no luck getting the lye solution. We're putting hardwood ashes (about 10 cups) in a bag soaking in a gallon of water for a few days, then boiling down the water to concentrate the solution. I've read the solution is concentrated enough when an egg floats in it, but we never seem to get to that point. Any advice on what we're doing wrong?
  11. I disagree with Tyson on nearly everything, but he's right. And of course is being attacked for posting facts...
  12. How to stop a mass shooting? In the El Paso killer's manifesto he specifically states "Attack low security targets." A mass shooter will not be a mass shooter if his victims can defend themselves. Shoot back. It's that simple. In addition he claims to support the Christchurch killer's manifesto. That killer specifically said he was doing it to encourage more gun control so that the situation would get worse. And what is the response in the media and government to this? More gun control. Make people more defenseless so that they are easy pray to deranged evil individuals. It may sound harsh, but if you are calling for gun free zones, more gun control, and keeping armed security out of our schools, you have blood on your hands. Stop making good people helpless.
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