Ben G.
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Probably time to introduce myself after being here over a month

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben G. Sep 9, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello, everyone! First off, I'm a born-again Christian, and I believe the Bible to be the word of God. Second, I'm husband to my childhood sweetheart, and I wouldn't trade our relationship for the…Continue

 

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Ben G. replied to D.J.'s discussion How best to approach a tough conversation
"Here's the best way to do it: 1. Be respectful 2. Be firm 3. Offer solutions, not "or else" statements (unless it gets REALLY bad) 4. Stick to your guns, figuratively and literally 5. If he won't respect your wishes, you might…"
Feb 11, 2014
Ben G. updated their profile
Jan 22, 2014
Ben G. replied to Louis S's discussion Packin' Heat (Or, why do you carry a handgun?)
"Love the Ruger LCP. Small, but it will do it's job if you do yours. I'm not really sure how Ruger got a gun the small not to kick like a son-of-a-gun, but they sure did."
Jan 9, 2014
Ben G. replied to Louis S's discussion Packin' Heat (Or, why do you carry a handgun?)
"Why do I carry a gun? Because a cop is too heavy. Because I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.  Because the bad guys have them. Because I would not be able to live with myself if something happened to someone I love while I was…"
Jan 9, 2014
Ben G. joined Bryan Smith's group
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Oct 1, 2013
Ben G. replied to Sir's discussion Yellow jackets in the basement
"^^^ This   My brothers and I found a nest of the yellow devils in our yard one time. We poured disel fuel down there at night, then lit it off.   Good news: it took care of the nest.   Bad news: The fire department didn't think…"
Sep 27, 2013
Ben G. replied to AZDuffman's discussion Is President Putin Manly?
"This is a great collage!"
Sep 26, 2013
Ben G. replied to AZDuffman's discussion Is President Putin Manly?
"I think that a lot of people respect him for being a strong leader, as well as an avid outdoorsman. Policies aside, he is all man. There are many things in which I am opposed to Putin, but as I stated before, every strong leader has his/her…"
Sep 25, 2013
Ben G. replied to AZDuffman's discussion Is President Putin Manly?
"You can't argue with the fact that he has won several high-level Judo matches. Some of his manly exploits may have been staged (such as tagging the tiger, etc), but he is still very much the outdoors type.   As much as I do disagree with…"
Sep 24, 2013
Ben G. replied to Sir's discussion Yellow jackets in the basement
"Maybe flypaper to trap the ones that do come in. Walk around outside on the side they seem to be most prevelent on. Look for them coming in and out. Other than that, I'd call a pro."
Sep 23, 2013
Ben G. replied to Todd Serveto's discussion When Did Sin Stop Being "Exceedingly Sinful" In The Churches? in the group Christian Men
""sitting around pointing fingers at society and screeching out its sinfulness isn't advancing Christianity"   I beg to differ. Sometimes people need that "voice crying in the wilderness" to wake up and do something…"
Sep 23, 2013
Ben G. replied to Josh Willems's discussion Dressing too well in college?
"Dress for where you're going, not where you are now."
Sep 19, 2013
Ben G. replied to Beowulf87's discussion Courtship? in the group Christian Men
"I guess you could call what my wife and I did courtship, though it was sort of modified. We started talking via email, then phone, after she sent my family a Christmas card. We'd known each other since 2nd grade so the card wasn't…"
Sep 18, 2013

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Interests
Shooting, hiking, watercraft, US Navy, basically anything extreme and outdoors. Spending time with my wife and two little kids is about the best thing in this world.
Books
Bible, anything by Louis Lamour or Clive Cussler, especially the "Oregon Files" series.
Movies
Gladiator, Braveheart, The Illusionist, the Bourne Trilogy, Now You See Me, The Eagle
Music
Country, traditional Christian, Celtic
Quote
"Have I not commanded the? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for The Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest." Josh. 1:9

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At 6:03pm on August 13, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Hey Ben, welcome to The Great Debate!

 
 
 

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Nick H replied to Pale Horse's discussion Brexit in the group The Great Debate
"Been reading a book on the history of the EU (from a proEU prospective) by a British writer Dick Leonard. The papers like to talk about how the UK gets special treatment from concessions made since joining but fail to explain the background. The UK…"
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Nick H replied to Pale Horse's discussion Brexit in the group The Great Debate
"Decades? Canada, the USA, and Mexico took about two years to sign NAFTA. EU trade talks take forever because you need to please 28 nations. We have beef... Oh sorry can't compete with British or Irish beef... We have fish... Oh sorry,…"
33 minutes ago
Nick H replied to Pale Horse's discussion Brexit in the group The Great Debate
"So 50k people have jobs but because their employer doesn't pay "their fair share" of taxes then they suck? Anyways, not the point I'm making. My point is that the article (wish I could it) looked at all the major companies that…"
57 minutes ago
Nick H replied to Pale Horse's discussion Brexit in the group The Great Debate
"So basically, if your economy is based on foreign currency (and you rode out the recession better than most) or if you already want to leave the UK, you supported remain. Looking at this again, I think I'm wrong thinking leave was about…"
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Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion Brexit in the group The Great Debate
"Everyone hates countryless nations. Has less to do with race and more to do with nomadic peoples not respecting their host country's laws, customs, or people. That being said, what the Romanians do to gypsies is bullshit. But, it's all…"
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Nick H replied to Pale Horse's discussion Brexit in the group The Great Debate
"Catalan, Basque, Flanders. I guess you got to be careful calling the kettle black when you're s pot."
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Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion Brexit in the group The Great Debate
"Your unemployment rates and outsourcing at a faster rate than we are shows how well your labor laws benefit the employees."
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Nick H replied to Pale Horse's discussion Brexit in the group The Great Debate
"Romanians are racist towards Romanians (which is one reason why so many Roma who live there want to GTFO). Also, calling the Brits racist is just a cheap shot by proEU supporters looking to demonise their opponents. Did you see the article in the…"
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