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  1. I'm not a big twitter fan to be honest, I am a huge Facebook, but don't follow Mr Trump. Social media is fascinating though.
  2. I may be slightly biased but Whataburger is great.
  3. Not all CoC churches are acapella, my church have a lot of people from a CofC background and we sing some hymns without instruments, but most we sing with a band. We don't claim to be a Church of Christ congregation but I know the Hills Church between Dallas and Fort Worth are CofC and are instrumental. The Church of Christ is such a broad movement that you can go into one church of Christ and it would be complacently different from another.
  4. Threads like these pop up when there has been a lot of tension on the boards to kind of break the tension.
  5. link UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not." Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said his Labour Party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts "the majority first". There will be a vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday to approve the election plan - the prime minister needs two thirds of MPs to vote in favour to hold a vote before the next scheduled election date of 2020. Explaining her change of heart on an early election, Mrs May said: "I have concluded the only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead is to hold this election." Live text and video updates Opposition leaders welcome snap election May's general election statement in full Reality Check: How do you call an early election? She accused Britain's other political parties of "game playing", adding that this risks "our ability to make a success of Brexit and it will cause damaging uncertainty and instability to the country". "So we need a general election and we need one now. We have at this moment a one-off chance to get this done while the European Union agrees its negotiating position and before the detailed talks begin. Media captionJeremy Corbyn: "I want to lead a government that will transform this country" "I have only recently and reluctantly come to this conclusion. Since I became prime minister I've said there should be no election until 2020, but now I have concluded that the only way to guarantee certainty and security for the years ahead is to hold this election and seek your support for the decisions we must take." In a statement outside Number 10, Mrs May said Labour had threatened to vote against the final Brexit agreement, the Liberal Democrats had stated they wanted to "grind the business of government to a standstill", the SNP have said they would vote against the legislation that formally repeals Britain's membership of the EU - and "unelected" members of the House of Lords had vowed "to fight us every step of the way". "If we don't hold a general election now, their political game-playing will continue and the negotiations with the European Union will reach their most difficult stage in the run up to the next scheduled election," she said. Analysis: By BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg For months Theresa May and her team have played down the prospect of an early poll. The reasons were simple. They didn't want to cause instability during Brexit negotiations. They didn't want to go through the technical process of getting round the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. They didn't want the unpredictability of an election race. And many in the Conservative Party believed there is so little chance of the Labour Party getting its act together before 2020 that they could carry on until then and still expect a sizeable majority. There was also, for Theresa May, the desire to show that she will be a prime minister who sticks to her word. But the relentless political logic proved too tempting to hold to all of that. Read Laura's full blog The PM challenged the opposition parties: "This is your moment to show you mean it - to show you're not opposing the government for the sake of it, to show that you do not treat politics as a game. "Let us tomorrow vote for an election - let us put forward our plans for Brexit and our alternative programmes for government and then let the people decide. "The decision facing the country will be all about leadership. It will be a choice between strong and stable leadership in the national interest, with me as your prime minister, or weak and unstable coalition government, led by Jeremy Corbyn, propped up by the Liberal Democrats - who want to reopen the divisions of the referendum - and Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP." Mr Corbyn said he welcomed the prime minister's decision, saying it would "give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first", saying that this would include dealing with "the crisis" in housing, education funding and the NHS and pushing for an "economy that works for all". He told the BBC: "I'm starting straight away and I'm looking forward to it and we'll take our message to every single part of this country... We're campaigning to win this election - that's the only question now." Asked if he will be the next prime minister, the Labour leader said: "If we win the election - yes - and I want to lead a government that will transform this country, give real hope to everybody and above all bring about a principle of justice for everybody and economic opportunities for everybody." Pound jumps and shares fall How the UK's last election finished in 2015 Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would be fighting the election "to win". "I think the prime minister has called this election for selfish, narrow, party political interests, but she has called it and therefore I relish the prospect of getting out to stand up for Scotland's interests and values, standing up for Scotland's voice being heard and standing against the ability of a right wing Conservative party to impose whatever policies it wants on Scotland." Media captionLib Dem leader Tim Farron says the 8 June election presents a fantastic opportunity In his response to Mrs May's announcement, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron tweeted: "This is your chance to change the direction of your country. If you want to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit. If you want to keep Britain in the single market. If you want a Britain that is open, tolerant and united, this is your chance. "Only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority." MPs known to be standing down at the election: Tom Blenkinsop - Labour Jim Fitzpatrick - Labour Oliver Letwin - Conservative Pat Glass - Labour Kenneth Clarke - Conservative Simon Burns - Conservative Ronnie Campbell - Labour Mrs May spoke to the Queen on the phone on Easter Monday to let her know of the election plan, the prime minister's official spokesman said. She also got the full backing of the Cabinet before calling the election. Former prime minister David Cameron called Theresa May's decision to hold a snap general election "brave and right". In a tweet, he added: "My very best wishes to all Conservative candidates." CBI director general Carolyn Fairbairn urged all political parties to "commit to working to ensure businesses can continue to trade easily with our EU neighbours, while seeking new opportunities around the world".
  6. Haven't read the whole thread, so I am just answering the OP. There have been times where I have felt disconnected with my old church, sometimes this was because of geographical distance from where the church met, and not really having a connection with the area. This was a little Baptist church in a very rural area, we knew the pastor but it was 20 miles away from our home. The people all knew each other very well over a long number of year. Many were farmers and it seemed like all the men were into hunting and such (that isn't me). I am not saying they were bad people, far from it. However there was a real disconnect. We only stayed in that church about 9 months before our currant church started up. We are blessed to be a part of the new church there is a very real spiritual connection with the people there, who we have known for years and is much closer to home.
  7. It's really a superstitious fear. Some people don't like getting $6.66 back as their change, and ask for 6.65 back. I know one guy who doesn't even like the number 66 because it is close to 666. for me it's just a number, I would kind of find it funny of I was given it as my employee number.
  8. What's the practice application of true repentance in this situation? divorce? leaving the marriage?
  9. You should look up the Northern Ireland pasty, it's nothing like a Cornish pasty (which I also like)but it is wonderful. you get them n fish and chip shops in the greater Belfast area, and nowhere else it seems. I miss those most of all.
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  11. Chips and gravy is the best, as is beans on toast as is Yorkshire pudding and fish and chips on a Friday night (or any night of the week) basically this article made me home sick a little.
  12. Thanks for the clarification