Play nice folks. The Tree is a place for polite conversation. Be polite until it's time to not be polite, then step away from the computer and come back when you can be polite.
Jesus recieved charity from people. It wasn't forced from them. It wasn't stolen. Big difference.
Government welfare is stolen from Peter to pay Paul. Charity is freely given.
Funny I use that analogy, as it is Paul who speaks the most of working for what you get.
"there is an assumption that large numbers of the poor are criminals,not true.
there are bad apples,say 10%,but the majority are decent people,many are church-goers etc."
No, the assumptions is that 10% can and WILL overrun that majority of decent people, church-goers! They do it now to a great extent with no negative results to them, those actions will increase in brutality and intensity in a SHF situation and all those decent folks will be hiding in their homes trying to be unnoticed until their door gets busted in and there they are, not a defense weapon or idea in sight. Those decent, church-goers SEEM to be content now to just go along to get along, don't make any waves, don't get anybody riled up cause we have to live here! Piss poor attitude for survival being demonstrated now in their lives - in my opinion.
After several weeks of degrading US military capacity during SHTF, countries around the world would love to give the USA a good spanking...
A couple well place mushroom clouds will be appearing at most military bases, when they decide the USA needs it...
can someone explain the "gibsmedats"?
i get who it is referring to, but not how it came to be. is there some sort of incident, or reference point or something?
float like a butterfly...
highly functional, paranoid, tinfoiler
currently in charge of the aluminatorium
Si vis pacem, para bellum
"It's such a fine line between stupid and, uh, clever!" David St. Hubbins
The folks over there were looking for a better way to refer to Obamish Yutes, since people were getting torqued about using the term Amish Yutes...
SO we ended coming up with "gibsmedats"....
And yah it seems to be going viral....
"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing....only I will remain"
[Frank Herbert...Bene Gesserit Fear Littany}
night driver's I-garage:
"Gibs-Me-Dat" (n.) Annuities, in the form of goods, services, or material (usually welfare checks) given predominately to minorities, in exchange for their tacit agreement to reciprocate by not burning down America's cities.
"Yo Tyrone, who you be votin foe in 2012?"
"I gots to go wit Obama baby. The democrats be givin out moe betta gibsmedat."