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Can I see my God?

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Question found in Spirituality In General
I am a person who is in awe of what God has created. I look at it like this.....everything has a beginning and an end. Why doesn't outer space? Think of it as the light you are seeing from what appear to be stars are actually not anymore in some of them. The reason is that you are seeing the light is because the star is sooooo far away that it has already disappeared but the light from it will go on and will be visible for the rest of most of our lives here on earth. A God who is that awesome wouldn't register in our human minds because we cannot look upon Him. I suppose the reaction to us mortals would be, a mind blowing experience if it were possible. We would be so change by seeing Him with our human eyes it literally would change us from then on.

Some will argue that burning bushes were a common phenomenon in Moses' day but this particular Bush spoke to him and revealed itself to him on another level than just conversation. It changed a man of no belief to one with the power of God when he needed Him. I see God's work in many things, people helping people, modern day miracles, etc. Really too much for me to say here but I have seen what He does and what He has done even today.

Try reading the book of Job and see the reasons why a good man can have faith after all of his friends and family accuse him of not being faithful enough. There are many in this forum who ask about suicide. If they could take a few hours just to reconsider it and read Job, and try to understand the meaning, it will show you what you are missing. Sorry to get my answer too long but I hope this finds you and most of all, answers your question.

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Will third world war occur?

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We are seeing the beginning of it now. Iran's president is shouting from the hills that he wants the U.S., Israel, UK and some others to be brought to their knees. The nuclear problem is going to escalate very soon and yet the US isn't doing enough to prevent this. Israel may be the first people to try to stop them but we will all suffer and everyone will have yet another reason to blame Israel for something they are being forced to do as any one of us would also do if we were in their shoes.

The Jews aren't the enemy and not all Muslims either. Just the killers of the world. No matter how you slice it, this has everything to do with China, Russia, Venezuela and some others who will encourage this kind of conflict so they can choke off the oil and some other vital resources that they know will hurt all of our economies and paralyze all of our armies. They don't see it as trying to find a way of sharing resources they see it as competition and survival of the fittest.

Look at China's growth and India's. They are in dire need of the same resources the rest of the big economies have access to now and they should be allowed this but the governments will war against each other because of it even if the people of these feuding countries' governments disagree. Your question is a valid one and I could explain this to death but if you'll watch closely the current events out in the rest of the world,(even the rumors), this will make a lot of sense and I am no fan of conspiracies but I am sure someone, somewhere will dismiss this answer as one.

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What are some effective techniques to practice for remaining cool in stressful situations?

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Question found in Psychology
Here are 2 things and eventually you will need neither. Picture the number 10 or any number you wish and visually imagine it fading away to nothing, then 9, and 8 and so on. By the time you get to 1 you will have forgotten about the reason for the situation. It does sound stupid and yes it is a ripoff from a program taught to many of us here at some point or another but it does work. Try it a couple of times and if you are receptive about it you will see. The other is my favorite, a deep breath, thinking without saying it aloud..."whatever". This works best for me if the 10 count takes longer than I need. I can go down with the ship if I must then. Corny, huh? I hope this works for you.

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They're GREAT tips!

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Any advise for children being bullied?

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Question found in People & Relationships In General
The bigger they are, the harder they fall. I am living proof of that. Bullies are very insecure about their shortcomings and this will be your advantage. The ones who talk trash are the ones that can only do that part well and nothing else.

These people are instigators and must be dealt with first if you have the opportunity. Have witnesses and be sure about your justification for stepping into the arena as far as liability at school, work, etc., because you don't want consequences that you aren't ready to pay as far as suspension, etc.

Unfortunately, it sometimes boils down to defending yourself if the time comes. It's okay if you run but if you do it each time it makes them feel stronger. Don't plan on fighting fair because they won't either. I was able to defend myself after being bullied up until the 5th grade. I was a smaller guy, the new kid on the block, but my small arms could get inside of the long arms of three attackers at once, rendering them useless, and the instigator ran and never bothered me again.

I found out then that i could fight better than any of them were capable of doing. Nobody taught me how but my instincts led the way. Have a wall against your back if you can so nobody can blindside you and then welcome them to approach. You will find that it wont hurt at all and you will scare off the remaining wannabees. Keep in mind that fighting isn't always the solution otherwise we would use it every time we had a disagreement with someone.

Just know in your heart of hearts that you have done all you can and that you have done nothing for it to justify someone wanting to assault you. Then every fight you find your self in the right, you will always win. It has nothing to do with big, little, short or tall. Its all about respect for yourself and dignity.

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What is some supplements and food and other health related things that would help a 17 year old 130 pound male to gain weight?

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Question found in Health & Fitness In General
It's pretty unusual for a 17 year old to want to gain weight and it's not easy especially if you are very active. I was in a similar situation because of football and I needed to be at about 175 and I hovered around 155 at that age. A lot of protein, like steak and potatoes helped a bit but with some upper body workout. Now I am at 206 and very short and round. The older you get the harder it is to lose it so be absolutely sure this is what you want.

You are at an age that your body is still growing and burning a lot of energy and it will keep growing for quite a while longer. Ask your coach at school or talk with a trainer at a gym and they will be able to help you for the right reasons. If you feel that you need to be competitive due to some bullies that often give you trouble and need the weight to help you stand your ground then you may have an advantage by being slim anyway. Ask a coach. He can explain better than I. Good luck.

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What problems did the United States face after gaining independence? How did the national government under the articles of confederation seem incapable of addressing those problems?

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The document that set forth the terms under which the original thirteen states agreed to participate in a centralized form of government, in addition to their self-rule, and that was in effect from March 1, 1781, to March 4, 1789, prior to the adoption of the Constitution.

The Articles of Confederation served as the first constitution of the newly formed United States. As it was originally drafted in 1776, the document provided for a strong central government. However, by the time it was ratified in 1781, advocates of states' rights had greatly weakened its provisions. Many of these advocates feared a centralization of power and wished to preserve a great degree of independence and sovereignty for each state. Accordingly, the Articles as they were ratified provided only for a "firm league of friendship," in which, according to article II of the document, "[e]ach State retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence."

The Articles included provisions for military cooperation between the states, freedom of travel, extradition of criminal suspects, and

equal privileges and immunities for citizens. They also created a national legislature called the Congress. Each state had one vote in this body, that vote to be determined by a delegation of from two to seven representatives. The Articles called for Congress to conduct foreign relations, maintain a national army and navy, establish and maintain a postal service, and perform a number of other duties. The Articles did not create, as the Constitution later did, executive and judicial branches of government.

The Congress created by the Articles was successful on a number of fronts. In 1783, it negotiated with Great Britain a peace treaty that officially ended the Revolutionary War; it arranged to pay war debts; and it passed the Northwest Ordinance, which allowed for settlement and statehood in new regions in the western part of the United States. However, with time, it became apparent that the Articles had created an unsatisfactory union of the states, chiefly because they established a weak central government. For example, under the Articles of Confederation, Congress did not have the power to tax or to effectively regulate commerce. The resulting national government did not prove competent at such tasks as raising a military or creating a stable currency. In addition, because amendments to the Articles required a unanimous vote of all thirteen states, the Articles proved to be too inflexible to last.

A series of incidents in the 1780s made it clear to many early U.S. leaders that the Articles of Confederation would not serve as an effective constitution. Among these incidents was Shays's Rebellion, in 1786-87, an insurrection in which economically depressed farmers demanded debt relief and closed courts of law in western Massachusetts. The Congress of the Confederation was not able to raise a force to respond to this civil unrest, which was later put down by a state militia. George Washington and other leaders perceived this as a grievous failure. Therefore, when a constitutional convention assembled in 1787 to amend the Articles, it quickly decided to abandon them altogether in favor of a new constitution. By June 21, 1788, nine states had ratified the new U.S. Constitution and made it effective. It has survived as the basis of U.S. government for over two hundred years.

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Does a outside shower adjacent to community pool need a drain, or is run-off OK?

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Question found in Building & Construction In General
It depends on your local health code. Runoff is usually acceptable depending on how much there is, where it's located, (pool, stream, storm drain, walkway). You don't want it to show up at a restaurant sidewalk as a puddle that people have to cross, for example. There are many reasons to keep this in check such as mosquitoes, plants, animals, etc. Check with your local health dept.

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Is there any way to stop and correct rust on vehicles without stripping and repainting?

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Question found in Auto Repair
Not really. It mostly depends on the cause or source of the rust, e.g, salt on roads, living on the coast, etc. undercoating a car is a good preventative for a while and most severe rust problems on the body can only involve replacement parts if it is bad enough. Sanding, grinding, painting will protect it for a while but on some newer (and older restored) vehicles you see more plastic or fiberglass which helps reduce the problem dramatically. sorry, but I hope this was helpful.

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What is the reason why a start line official uses a national flag to start the race?

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If it is the American Flag, he should not be doing this and should be told to cease.

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I have a friend that chews on ice all day and into the night, other than being bad for or oral health care are there any bad effects it has on her general health?

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Question found in Health & Fitness In General
Her chances of actually freezing and thawing the mouth repetitively is very high. Doctors will often tell you "20 on 20 off" in using an ice pack. This is to prevent the possibility of frostbite, slowing of the blood flow due to the thickness the ice makes it, and the possibility of permanent nerve damage. Consuming ice when it's cold weather can start to cool your core temperature down if enough is swallowed too quickly. That's why you are not supposed to eat snow as a substitute for water if you are stranded in it. It's probably no big deal but the warnings given by doctors do remind us that there must have been someone who has actually tried it.

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