Do you think President Obama is finally realizing that fulling his promises is proving to be more?
May I ask you this? How can he change anything when the Republicans can't say anything but no? When the Democrats are afraid to use their power? When he's in an environment so hostile that its okay to call the President of the United States " a liar" on the floor of the Senate?
Edit: Whoa, a thumbs down.... lol... who's mature move was that?
The two party system in the U.S. is a joke. You've got two parties both supported by the rich and neither party gives a fukc about the ordinary people. Also the jewish lobby nearly always decides the outcome, that's why both parties grovel to Israel. What the U.S. needs is a party funded by the ordinary people who will stand up to the greedy bankers and their ilk and govern in the interests of the majority.
Was Jesus the cause of the fued between the Hatfields and the McCoys?
I just read recently that one of them - I forget which group - I think the McCoys, have a genetic problem that is somewhat rare. It is a type of high blood pressure problem that for some reason causes people to be prone to rage. Some are now saying that this condition may have been the cause for some of the fighting among them. I don't know what the Hatfields' excuse is. haha. But I don't see how it could be Jesus' fault.
From the Wikipedia.org article about the feud:
Fighting between the families eased following the hanging of Mounts. Trials continued for years; the trial of Johnse Hatfield was the last of the feud trials in 1901.
Ellison Mounts, a Hatfield kinsman, was hanged on February 18, 1890 for Alifair McCoy's murder (1888 - New Year's Massacre.)
I suggest you read the full Wikipedia article. Plus, there have been numerous books written about the feud.
The Wikipedia.org article lists Further Reading. If you visit your local public library, a reference librarian there can help you find the books (either in the library collection or at another library - InterLibrary Loan) for you to check out, read, and learn more.
The most recent book written about the feud:
Title: Blood feud : the Hatfields and the McCoys : the epic story of murder and vengeance
Author: Lisa Alther
Publisher: Guilford, Conn/: Lyons Press, 2012.
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Why do some mountainous regions of the world have a history of violence and others not?
For many years every man in the Rocky Mountains carried a gun and some used them to save lives. Eventually the area became civilized as upstanding citizens moved in. The problem with violence in mountainous areas is that they are isolated and are often the last areas of a country to become civilized.
What's the difference between know not children of the wicked and know not children of the kingdom?
(1 John 3:10-12) . . .The children of God and the children of the Devil are evident by this fact: Everyone who does not carry on righteousness does not originate with God, neither does he who does not love his brother. 11 For this is the message which YOU have heard from [the] beginning, that we should have love for one another; 12 not like Cain, who originated with the wicked one and slaughtered his brother. And for the sake of what did he slaughter him? Because his own works were wicked, but those of his brother [were] righteous.
UNFORTUNATELY, the religious hatreds of 16th-century France did not die. In the following century, deep prejudices tore Europe apart, as Catholics and Protestants again took to battlefields during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-48). In the name of God, professed Christians renewed their vicious slaughtering of one another.
Religious hatred and killing has not ceased. Catholics and Protestants have recently slaughtered one another in Ireland, and members of the Orthodox and Roman Catholic religions have done the same in the territory of the former Yugoslavia. And unbelievable as it may seem, during World Wars I and II, both Catholics and Protestants killed hundreds of thousands of members of their own religions on battlefields. Is there justification for this killing? What is God’s view?
Efforts at Justification--The 1995 Britannica Book of the Year states: “Theological justifications for violence were attempted on several fronts in 1994.” Over 1,500 years ago, a similar attempt to justify killing was made by the Catholic philosopher “Saint” Augustine. According to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, he “was the originator of the just war theory,” and the encyclopedia notes that his thinking ‘exerts an influence even in modern times.’ The Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant churches have condoned, and even promoted, killing in the name of God. Although the record of these religions is a bloody one, that of many other major religions throughout the world is no better. How, then, can you identify the people who practice true worship? Not simply by listening to what they profess to believe. Regarding this matter, Jesus Christ warned: “Beware of false prophets who come to you disguised as sheep but underneath are ravenous wolves. You will be able to tell them by their fruits. . . . A sound tree produces good fruit but a rotten tree bad fruit. . . . Any tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and thrown on the fire.” (Italics ours.)—Matthew 7:15-20, The New Jerusalem Bible.
Known by Their Fruits---Millions of honest people are recognizing that the world’s religions are ‘rotten trees’ that have produced “bad fruit,” in particular, by promoting bloody wars. In the Bible the world empire of false religion is described as a spiritual harlot called “Babylon the Great.” The Bible says that “in her was found the blood of prophets and of holy ones and of all those who have been slaughtered on the earth.”—Revelation 17:3-6; 18:24. Thus, far from approving the wars that have been blessed by religious leaders, God will shortly execute judgment upon those religions that have murdered in his name. He will do this in fulfillment of the Bible prophecy that says: “With a swift pitch will Babylon the great city be hurled down, and she will never be found again.” When that gladsome event takes place, God will have “executed judgment upon the great harlot” and “avenged the blood of his slaves at her hand.”—Revelation 18:21; 19:2. People who are disgusted with all the killing that has gone on in the name of God may wonder if there are Christians who actually live in harmony with the Bible prophecy: “They will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore.” (Isaiah 2:4) Do you know a truly God-fearing people who have renounced war?
The Religion Approved by God---A sociological study entitled “More About Justifying Violence,” published by the University of Michigan, stated: “Since the turn of the century, the Jehovah’s Witnesses have consistently maintained their stand of nonviolent ‘Christian Neutrality’ through two major world wars and the subsequent military clashes of the ‘Cold War’ period.” Identifying the reason the Witnesses remain neutral, the study said: “The teachings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses stem from their conviction that the Bible is the inspired word of God.” Yes, Jehovah’s Witnesses live by the Bible, which teaches: “The children of God and the children of the Devil are evident by this fact: Everyone who does not carry on righteousness does not originate with God, neither does he who does not love his brother. . . . We should have love for one another; not like Cain, who . . . slaughtered his brother.”—1 John 3:10-12. Jehovah’s Witnesses have often drawn the attention of people to the bloodguilt of the world’s religions. They have also echoed the urgent Bible plea: “Ge
Is Sarah Palin the Hatfields and everyone else is the McCoys?
She's a train wreck. You know she'll be disappointing, but you still can't look away.
If she were such a great caring person, she wouldn't have killed an animal for publicity. She knew what she was doing beforehand, and did it on purpose to create attention. The only person Sarah Palin really cares about is Sarah Palin. She is obsessed with her own fame, and makes it quite obvious on a regular basis.
Are there any hillbillies in Taiwan? Like the Hatfields and McCoys in America?
of course. with US's economy declining to rock bottom, Taiwan will only have more and more ESL teachers.
they might look like people in this website(warning: if u have loose tooth, denture,retainer, take them out before u open the cite):
what started the hatfields and mccoys to fight and when did they worked things out?
The Hatfield and McCoys started out on opposite sides of the Tug Fork river as well as having been on opposites of the Civil War. They were also moonshining rivals. According to historian Michel Sellers it reached a peak when a Hatfield wanted to marry a McCoy and both sides were against the marriage.
The first recorded instance of violence in the feud occurred after an 1873 dispute about the ownership of a hog.
In 1979, the two families united for a special week's taping of the popular game show Family Feud, in which the two families played for a cash prize and a pig which was kept on stage during the games.
On June 14, 2003, descendants of the Hatfield and McCoy families signed a truce in Pikeville, even though the conflict had really ended a century earlier.
The McCoy family hated the Hatfields because Johnson ("Johnse) Hatfield, handsome son of Devil Anse, had enjoyed a clandestine affair with Rose Anne McCoy, comely mountain lassie, the daughter of Randolph McCoy. Then too, the death of Harmon McCoy distilled still more hatred between the two big families. These two families had been on opposing sides in the Civil War, it should be stated. Also Floyd Hatfield, cousin of Devil Anse, and Randolph McCoy, had married sisters.
In 1873 these two brothers-in-law had a law suit over a sow and some pigs. Rand'l McCoy claimed the hogs but Floyd Hatfield said they were his'n. But the hogs went to Hatfield. Witnesses were accused of lying in Squire Anderson (Preacher Anse) Hatfield's court which was held in his house. Fuel was added to the flame of hatred between the two families, the McCoys and the Hatfields, as a result of the trial. From then on it was plain to see that the devil was to pay sooner or later. A man with one eye and only half- sense could see that, provided he was informed on local history along the Tug.
On that Monday 75 years ago today, Preacher Anderson Hat- field was one of the election officials and he was the best one of all the Hatfields, it was thought. He had a brother they called "Bad" Lias because he was a heavy drinker and was mean besides. Devil Anse had a brother named Elias but he wasn't as bad as "Bad 'Lias."
Who were the Hatfields and McCoys, and what is the significance of what happened at the OK Corral?
The Hatfields and McCoys were two neighboring families in West Virginia who started a 'blood fued' that lasted for 30 years starting in 1863.
The OK Corral was a gunfight (some say mismatch) between the Earp brothers (lawmen) w/Doc Holliday against the McLaurys and Clantons in Tombstone Arizona on October 26, 1881.
Both were examples of famous (and bloody) fueds.
If it is just you doing the presentation then I would suggest that you come dressed up and present one of the sides. Then you could act all paranoid while you are explaining what happened between the two groups. You could "call out" some of the class and say they are spies for the other side.
Really play up the southern accent and costume.
I hope this helps. Also if you write yourself a script (which I suggest that you do) then practice it alot!!! You don't want to look like a goof up there!
Good Luck and I hope this helped!
Who sings the song in the commerical for The Hatfields and McCoys on the History Channel?
Well, I don't know if this is commercial, but the song in this --
'Bartholomew' by The Silent Comedy
If this isn't the commercial, could you please post a link?
How could the conflict between the Hatfields and the McCoys be avoided?
I'm aware that I haven't given you a definitive answer, sorry.
Hers is the classic story of a girl who loved too much. Young and starry-eyed, she blinded herself to clan hatreds, and one spring afternoon, claimed Johnse Hatfield as her lover and intended husband. Little did she know how completely her happiness was doomed. Nor that she would become fuel in America's most famous, brutal feud. Before she died of a broken heart eight years later, she would become a casualty in the mountain war that left her alone, pregnant, a family traitor, bereaved of five dead siblings and betrayed by lover, parent and, at last, her own mind and body. More…
If the Hatfields and the McCoys were to team up and take on a Bloods-Crips alliance, who would win?
it would be up to the weapons and where. can u imagine a blood or crip in hill country?? =))
'yo man, what is dat?' (a dozen shots ring out to hit a squirrel and all miss as the squirrel climbs a tree and laughs as he tells the wife the story about the city boys)
Can someone tell me a little about the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys?
January 1, 1888: The Hatfield-McCoy feud
The conflict between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky is the most famous of a series of feuds in Appalachia in the late nineteenth century. Both families lived in the Tug Fork River Valley.
A cause of the feud has never been determined. Some say it started after Floyd Hatfield stole a razorback hog belonging to Randolph McCoy. Others point to the romance between Johnse Hatfield, "Devil Anse's" son, and Roseanna McCoy, Randolph's daughter. Court records indicate troubles between the two families started around the time of the Civil War.
Violence flared between the two families for years until tensions exploded on New Year's Night 1888. A party of Hatfield men, led by "Devil Anse's" uncle, Jim Vance, raided Randolph McCoy's home. The Hatfield raiders feared the outcome of impending trials connected to feud violence and planned to kill those who might testify against them. They set fire to the McCoy home; killed two of Randolph's children, Alifair and Calvin; and severely injured his wife Sarah. Randolph escaped unharmed. Several Hatfields received prison sentences and one defendant, Ellison Mounts, was sentenced to hang.
The feud appears to have fizzled out after the trials. "Devil Anse" moved from the Tug Valley to Island Creek near Logan and became a member of the Baptist church. He died in 1921. Randolph McCoy died seven years earlier.
Bluefield Daily Telegraph and January 1, 1888 stories from the WV Div. of History and Culture
If your looking for the Genealogy of the McCoys I found some good trees on http://www.rootsweb.com/
What started the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys?
Mah great grandpappy started it...
And it was shore 'nuff over a pig....But it were a really cute pig...Iffin you know what I mean....
Now hold on it gets powerfull cold up in them thar hills in the winter.....
How is the war between the shiites and sunnis like the fight between the Hatfields and McCoys?
Wow. I didn't know it was possible to fit so much factual error into two sentences.
Let's see, the Hatfield-McCoy "feud" was made up by eastern tabloids, it was nothing other than a few local murders. Most of the Hatfields and McCoys weren't even involved and have and had no problem with each other, IE there was no "feud."
And no, nobody but OBL is trying to "rule the Islamic world," and he's not exactly main stream. Most of he Sunni-Shia violence in Iraq is ethnically and politically driven, and has little or nothing to do with religion. It's like the violence in Northern Ireland, yeah, it was most Catholic vs Protestant...but they were fighting over who would run Northern Ireland and the British "occupation"...not Christian doctrine or rulership of the Christian world.